Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
The former mayor, who had a deep relationship with Catholicism, will be memorialized in a Mass at St. Patrick’s
How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
Once bustling, and long silent, Krakow’s streets sing anew
At annual culture festival, Jewishness is abundant; Jews, scarce
How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing
Regina Spektor’s new album finds the human in the divine
Duo opens new chapter in the history of black-Jewish collaboration
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim
Musical stage acts with soul
Joshua Nelson’s Kosher Gospel is music for the times
Novelty music walks the fine line between schlock and hilarity
Jordi Savall believes the music of the Sephardic diaspora can help save the world
Religious origins make for some tantalizing tunes
Bringing traditional music into the club, and pop sounds into the chapel
Musical know-it-alls talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?
Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
The Jewish judge in the case is trying to dissuade him
Two young filmmakers are bringing the story of Streit’s Matzo Factory to life
Plus the Claims Conference and the Department of Justice
Plus bad blood between Germany and Hungary
How is Israel still responsible for regional peace?
The bookseller’s new campaign runs across the genres
In 1933, she attacked book-burning German students
A companion to our tribute to the Yiddishist and scholar
More on the battle for a key town
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.