Staying silent in the face of radical evil is wrong. It’s time for us to engage.
The Jerusalem neighborhood of Sanhedria Murchevet is beset by fears of a pedophile ring. Here’s what they need to consider.
In honor of a moment of awakening: April 17, 1965, when we got serious about ending the war
A reissue of Meyer Levin’s 1956 novel about the notorious Leopold and Loeb case captures the enduring power of Jewish self-hatred
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
In and out of the fold of ultra-Orthodoxy, Shulem Deen and his father Dovid both pursued honest religious feeling
Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.
And other matters of conjugal bliss in this week’s Talmud study, including a woman’s right to sexual fulfillment
The 136-year-old Baruch Brothers Choir has survived the Holocaust, Communism, and the collapse of the former Yugoslavia
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
Three decades after Saul Bellow fictionalized my love affair with the great art critic, it’s time for my version
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind remains as important as ever, and as misunderstood, 25 years after the 1980s culture wars
Saul Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet is a document of the cravings of 1960s America, and an attempt to bring the Holocaust to bear on America
Herman Wouk wrote a foundational text for American postwar Modern Orthodoxy, and for the emancipated Jewish literature in its wake
Philip Roth’s defenders point to his later, more serious works to argue for his place in the canon. In truth, those books make clearer his weaknesses.
South African judge, of notorious Goldstone Report, rejects ‘apartheid’ charge
Plus some reading for when you’re not eating
Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first-ever march on Washington, led by Frank Kameny
Singer-songwriter’s family asks for prayers, says fellow musician and collaborator Naftali Kalfa
53-year run is longest in history
‘An American in Paris’ on Broadway awash with post-War realism
New York Times report highlights the efforts of Palestinians to keep Jews from their faith’s holiest site
Radio team tells stories of residents of Israel’s ubiquitous 48 Herzl St. address
Even after their deaths, two Holocaust survivors of Bergen-Belsen continue to shape the life of their granddaughter
Leading Orthodox rabbis, mental health experts to discuss issues of gender and sexuality facing the Jewish community
Blatt, ‘King’ Seek NBA throne, face upstart Boston in first round
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art