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
The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah
A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?
A Roy Lichtenstein show at the Art Institute of Chicago reveals the movement’s affront to WASPy decorum
A Jewish Museum show reveals an avant-garde painter in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris transformed by his patrons into a mere portraitist
Israeli artist Nir Hod transforms a famous photograph from the Warsaw Ghetto into a Cindy Sherman-style portrait of a modern fashionista
Painter Ward Shelley plays with the history of Judaism in ‘The People of the Book,’ a series of giant, whimsical flowcharts that tell a story
A show of early paintings by Eva Hesse at the Brooklyn Museum neglects the Jewish history that framed and influenced her art
Three remarkably realist Marc Chagall paintings of synagogues, to be sold at Sotheby’s tomorrow, tell the story of the artist’s Zionism
Critical View: Shai Azoulay—headlining a show with sculptor Reuven Israel at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art—sets a white donkey adrift in a desert sea
In his late artworks, Arbit Blatas took on the Holocaust
Yoram Kaniuk on his battles for health and recognition
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
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.