A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
For residents of the town Sderot, running to bomb shelters is nothing new
No casualties reported in largest attack since 2012
Plus historic synagogue in Damascus is looted and burned to the ground
Plus Obama says settlement freeze shouldn’t be a precondition to peace talks
A look at Gaza’s beleaguered neighbor
In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.
The comical contretemps is actually an important, depressing sign
Plus, Israel cajoles Russia, and more in the news
A screaming comes across Washington Square Park
In Israel, graffiti tells all sides of the story
Plus new Hanukkah music and Ah-nuld does the Hora
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority