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.
For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political
We hardly knew ye, awesome-sounding White House party
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
Plus Sarkozy takes $200,000 speaking fee and offends the crowd
The West Wing actor is the perfect candidate for the job of White House liaison to the Jewish community
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
At the GOP convention, Josh Bolten reminisces about introducing President Bush to shmurah matzo
The President turned to Nextbook Press’ author for his speech
Plus General Grant returns to the White House, and more in the news
The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.
Tablet Magazine’s food columnist teams up with Obama’s pie guy.
Jack Lew, Obama’s new chief of staff, is the third Jewish official in the last 10 years to run the White House, after Rahm Emanuel and Josh Bolten
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
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.