How the mafia film came to supplant the Hollywood Western as Oval Office favorite and symbol of American power
Rokhl’s Golden City: Rokhl Oyerbakh belatedly gains recognition for uncovering the truth about life in the Warsaw Ghetto
In an excerpt from the oral history ‘Life Isn’t Everything,’ the late actor and film director is taken by the only other person on campus who was as hostile as he was
What’s the right way to remember both victims and perpetrators of great crimes?
A year ago, I skipped Thanksgiving. I didn’t realize I’d never see my father again.
This Moroccan recipe for pumpkin soup is a perfect way to start a Thanksgiving feast
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study explores the origins of sexual puritanism in the faith: why Jewish men can’t touch themselves even while urinating, how erections lead to idol worship, and how masturbation delays the arrival of the Messiah
Ep. 204: A visit to Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Israeli restaurant, and a look at Parsha in Progress with Abigail Pogrebin
And whether the damage can be undone
Understanding law and justice in the world’s most disputed territories
How Obama’s ‘progressive’ foreign policy vision—to backpedal away from the Middle East, fast, while kicking our former allies in the region to the curb—became consensus in D.C.
The Romantic poet’s underappreciated collaboration with the pioneering Hebrew scholar Hyman Hurwitz made him more of a Hebraist than most readers know