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
How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience
A new art form has a religious following
On Tu B’Shevat, Jews celebrate the natural world. Do we praise it for its own sake, or only as a reflection of God?
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
The former chief of cardiology at Yale publishes Journeys, a new collection of verse
Allen Ginsberg’s date with history
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
The latest collection from the great Jewish poet Frederick Seidel expresses intimate revulsion at human feats
A reading for tonight’s NBA Finals Game 5
Nissim Ezekiel, born in Bombay and schooled in London, wrote in English from India about familiar but foreign cultures
The charming, 85-year-old Istanbul poet and painter Habib Gerez buries his Turkish-Jewish heritage in a country where Jewish artists are not accepted
Performer and poet Vanessa Hidary, the Hebrew mamita, mashes up her Jewish identity with that of a Puerto Rican—and unsettles stereotypes
No longer the province of an artistic elite, poetry in Israel today is being produced by hundreds of poets of all stripes
Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry
In new translations of his poems about soldiers, disappearance, and life cycles, Israeli poet Yitzhak Laor uses biblical allusions, humor, and rage to explore the absurdities of modern Israeli life
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.
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
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
We’re talking burning crosses and protests warm
Something of a forced exodus is happening in Florham Park
Check out Israeli students covering “Alive”
A cultural dissection of the Colonel’s reach
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.