The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
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
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
From Robert Crumb, with a little help from Robert Alter
An illustrated remembrance of halcyon days at fat camp
Remembering Harvey Kurtzman, the genius behind MAD Magazine
How did we get so anxious?
Young and restless at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
The stomach churning persistence of the Jewish day school experience
Howard Chaykin’s revolutionary comic-book view of urban life
Giving it all up for California
His masked hero has arrived on the big screen, but it’s Will Eisner’s slice-of-life comics that loom large
How one woman spends her holidays
The sharply funny, darkly political comics of Sergio Langer
In a girl-centric graphic novel, growing up is hard to do
Rutu Modan’s devastating, understated comics
Esther marries indie rock royalty
The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah
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 Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis
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?
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.