To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’
Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become
A love letter to the mundane Holy City
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America
In ‘The Brothers,’ her new book about the Boston attacks, the Russian émigré writer empathizes with fellow displaced people
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer
Plus Paul vs. Kristol, the Lego Auschwitz, and more
Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses, but all the presidential candidates are vying to show their love for Israel. How far will they go?
And why he can’t be so neatly separated from the GOP field
Plus Ed Koch vs. Ron Paul, and more
Paul specter looms even as Romney positions self
Plus ‘Israel Firsters,’ the Americans of Beit Shemesh, and more
Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more
Plus more things Ron Paul signed his name to, and more in the news
Newsletters have come back from the dead to doom him
Debating Israel in an election year
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews