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
Voices from Europe: Questions of identity, visibility follow a move to Basel
Führer’s face mistakenly appeared on 2,000 dairy containers in Switzerland
Attacker yelled ‘Juden Raus’ at man visiting Davos with his wife and four kids
No longer a punishable criminal offense if used as a personal statement
Plus Israel strikes back at Lebanon, and more in the news
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
U.N. watchdog warns ‘non-Muslim minorities in the Mideast’
Though law doesn’t affect them, concern still felt
Plus, settlers cold to freeze, the Israeli mob in L.A., and more
Victims applaud in courtroom as judge deems defendant's conduct 'despicable. There is no justification.'
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