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
A review of Halkin’s ‘Melisande! What are Dreams?’
In a recent performance of Schubert’s and Schumann’s settings of Heinrich Heine’s poetry, tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Thomas Adès excelled
Comment of the Week
In a whole new font!
Type designer Scott-Martin Kosofsky explains the creation of Le Bé, his new digitization of a beautiful 16th-century Hebrew typeface. It debuts in The Selected Poems of Yehuda Halevi, a Nextbook Press e-book published this week.
There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion
Does history live up to the Islamic center’s ideal?
The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance
The latest ‘Jewish Review of Books’
“Hillel Halkin has done a superb job in responding to these challenges in what is, in my view, his best book.”
And the song’s Yehuda Halevi connection
Read Susan Comninos’ poem
Your daily poetry fix
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
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