How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East
Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
We can all agree: The Obama Administration’s assaults on the First Amendment are abhorrent—and must stop
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
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
Destination bar and bat mitzvahs take Jewish ceremonies to exotic locations—far from the synagogue back home
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
‘Dissent’ editor will speak Sunday in Park Slope
Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.
Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.
More remembering of Harvey Pekar and Tuli Kupferberg
Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in
Problems and all, ‘A People’s History’ has made us a better people
Plus the slain Iranian physicist, Dysentery-a, and more
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?
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.