The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
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
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
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
The boy from Hicksville blows out the candles
Or the dreams of one young piano-playing Billy Joel fanatic
Part IV: The Grand Audio Finale!
Part III: ‘Until The Night’
Part II: “Los Angelenos”
Part I: “Rosalinda’s Eyes”
A different matrix for judging success
The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.
Elie Wiesel took to the 92Y stage this week for an evening of Yiddish standards, childhood reminiscences, and Borscht Belt shtick. Somehow it worked.
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
And redeems all the world’s Glenns
A survivor transforms as his son graduates medical school
Plus a grisly, daylight murder in London
“Let them dance, let them sing—but don’t make wars.”
The beginning to the world’s best Craigslist ad?
Los Angeles just elected its first Jewish mayor
The man reportedly confessed to a 2011 triple homicide
From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program
Plus FBI kills man linked to Boston Marathon bombing suspect
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
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.