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Illuminating the Book of Esther

Creating a new kind of Megillah—using the historic Birds’ Head Haggadah as inspiration

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Rolling Out the Rugelach

These popular cookies, filled with fruit and nuts, are surprisingly easy to make

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Haifa’s Pilgrims

Every year, hundreds of volunteers from around the world come to Israel to tend the Baha’i World Centre and its famous gardens

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How Dare Chelsea Clinton Defend the Jews?

A run-in at NYU reveals the unavoidable truth: The war for the soul of the left will be fought over anti-Semitism.

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At Camp

An excerpt from Matti Friedman’s new book, ‘Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel’

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Kahane Won

How the radical rabbi’s ideas and disciples took over Israeli politics, and why it’s dangerous

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Inside China’s Plan for Global Supremacy

How the fight for the next communications ecosystem could make a world dependent on Chinese technology, Chinese software, Chinese e-commerce, Chinese venture capital, and the Chinese market

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The Rootless Cosmopolitan Who Mocked Totalitarian Consciousness

What the late Yugoslav filmmaker Dušan Makavejev contributed to Greenwich Village’s life-affirming anti-authoritarian counterculture

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Lincoln Kirstein at MoMA

The enigmatic, influential benefactor of the arts comes home to the temple of modernism he once shunned