How a group of Jews turned a Buddhist spiritual practice into a distinctly American phenomenon—and a multi-billion-dollar industry
Cohen the Israeli spy? He’s on the phone to Nikolai Patrushev, Putin’s national security adviser, because that’s how grown-ups do business.
How WWII changed the way America thought about deli
Jews perform their identities in many, many ways. To live more Jewishly, we must learn to understand, admire, and incorporate the practices of others into our daily lives.
How a gang of ultra-Orthodox fanatics led by a female ex-Catholic French resistance fighter kidnapped a boy and evaded the Mossad. And then it gets crazier.
New translations of works by the Polish-born modernist Yiddish poet Yitskhok Berliner, whose life in Mexico made him a special kind of mestizo
Food expert Uri Mayer-Chissick leads foraging tours in Israel to help preserve the region’s agricultural and culinary history
‘Where do you want the Jews to go, Roger? You want them to just go back to the concentration camp?’
Matthew Jackson steals the show with his mannerisms and Passover seder banter
Afek Oil and Gas dug until it found a wellspring of commercially viable oil. Its CEO says its the first discovery of its kind since Israel was established.
An Israeli space team has signed a launch contract to catapult its dishwasher-sized rover onto the moon
The owners of Philadelphia’s popular restaurant Zahav share their recipes—and personal stories—in a new cookbook
The failure of Palestinian leaders to seriously grapple with the Oslo framework leads to more senseless deaths
This pontiff—and the one before—and what’s left of Rome
Amy Schumer’s $8 million book deal, plus writer Sloane Crosley on her new novel and New York Times poetry critic David Orr on Jewish poets
An excerpt from Francine Prose’s new biography of the eminent art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim
Peggy Guggenheim: the bon vivant and tell-all memoirist who defied her family, took a thousand lovers, and forever changed the art world