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
How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East
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.
Yariv Horowitz was reportedly beaten just before winning best film award
Plus France’s action in Mali raises fears for French Jews and Ariel’s mayor dies
A new French film is worth watching if only for its portrayal of aesthetic corruption propelled by bigotry
While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?
All about J Street, and more
Our anniversary, Kirsch on Hitch, and more
French Jews making aliyah go from one conflict zone to another
Assimilation and anxiety, from Paris to the Pampas
In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex
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.
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
In 1933, she attacked book-burning German students
A companion to our tribute to the Yiddishist and scholar
More on the battle for a key town
Plus an Israeli commission casts doubt about details of an infamous incident
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.