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
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
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
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
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
A new English translation of the Samaritan Torah offers scholars a different version of the sacred text
Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?
In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives
Five Books: Jews in film, Jews and booze, the poisonous sound of children’s voices in Ben Marcus’ novel, Tony Judt’s last conversations, and more
In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality
Plus blaming the Orthodox, Oren and the Lakers, and more
Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more
A condescending moral double standard allows Western thinkers—notably Times foreign-affairs columnist Roger Cohen—to praise the Middle East’s worst regimes
Plus Cohen on Levin, Judt on NYC, and more
Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!
Tony Judt dies at 62
Intellectual expands on essay to Tablet Magazine
Prominent intellectual calls Israel ‘strategic liability’
Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving
Warns Zionism is increasingly for the Orthodox
‘Israel Lobby’ co-author names ‘New Afrikaners,’ ‘Righteous Jews’
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
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?
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail