You think American politics is cutthroat?
Fifty years ago, a group of daring Georgian Jews openly asked for freedom. Their ‘Letter of the Eighteen’ remains one of the most consequential moments in the history of European Jewry, paving the way for the exodus of 1.5 million Soviet Jews.
The full English text of the letters that spawned the exodus of Soviet Jewry
Francine Klagsbrun’s Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel takes the the top prize, and David Grossman’s much-heralded A Horse Walks Into a Bar wins the fiction category
How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics
As in the late 1950s, common enemies may make strange bedfellows, or even friends, of Erdogan and Netanyahu
One report claimed ‘neither side seems bent on starting hostilities’
One of Israel’s singular storytellers dies at 86
In his memoir ‘Measure of a Man,’ Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars
A visit with Than Than Nu, whose father U Nu welcomed Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and Moshe Sharett to Rangoon
The former Knesset member led the way for a movement now in its prime
In his Senate victory speech, Cory Booker cribbed from the prime minister
Discussed regional security issues and told his Golda Meir story again
From Golda Meir’s chicken soup to Jack Lew’s potato kugel
The building that once housed Anshe Kanesses, one of the grandest synagogues in ‘Chicago’s Jerusalem,’ faces the wrecking ball after 99 years
Jolson, Malamud, Golda, and more!
Appropriate songs for his Tel Aviv gig
The Walt Disney Company and an Israeli movie-theater chain announced plans last week to build a Disney theme park in Haifa. An artist imagines what it will look like.