Why is a Jewish group dedicated to tolerance honoring a politician who has failed to support religious minorities?
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
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.
Our book critic dives into Daf Yomi’s daily regimen expecting a law code, but instead finds a chain of questions
When did the Queen of England, star of the Olympic opening ceremony, become a Jewish grandmother?
Jews have pioneered the premium ice cream craze for 40 years, from Häagen-Dazs to Ben & Jerry’s and beyond
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
In Francesca Segal’s The Innocents, the Jews of north London face the constrictions of Edith Wharton’s New York
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
Pulitzer-winning food critic Jonathan Gold on his family, his favorite delis, and what makes food Jewish
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
He was one of the last three remaining Warsaw Ghetto fighters
The Doors guitarist remembers the influential keyboardist
Putting Lolita‘s famous creep through an exegesis
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
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.