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.
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Presenter makes tearful appeal for tolerance, coexistence on Israeli Independence Day
U.N. Secretary-General gets lunch in NYC at Israeli food truck
How Israelis in America are celebrating Israel’s 67th Independence Day
A South African goes home to Israel
If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
‘Ten Days of Thanks’ would fall between Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut
The physicist died before he could give an Independence Day talk in 1955
Artists, writers, Ben-Gurion’s grandson read from Declaration
Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
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