On the late writer’s evolution from secular psychological realist to seeker of the nation’s holy heart
Looking back at 50 years of Havurat Shalom, one of the longest-lasting creations of the havurah movement
The Jewish Diaspora versus the national-policy interests of the Jewish state: a dispatch from a confounding forum on the rise and spread of an old hatred
The bipartisan initiative, led by Ted Cruz, will also look at Hezbollah, ISIS, and Al Qaeda, in an effort to curb civilian abuse by terrorist groups
Keeping alive the memory of my uncle, lost at sea in WWII
Barbecue is giving kosher food a new flavor—and vice versa
How a Russian Jewish lullaby turned into the anthem of the forgotten men and women of our country
The best Woody Allen movie you’ve probably never seen
Confused? Mistaken? Lost? There’s a Yiddish word for that.
‘Here are the rules of the game,’ Ms. Katz. ‘Do you have a fax machine? Is it in your office? Will you be sure to be the person receiving my messages?’
When religious law kept my father, a World War II veteran, from receiving the military send-off he had always wanted, it was time to plan another fitting farewell
We begin a four-part musical journey through anthems, songs of yearning, of war, and of peace, and hear the stories behind some of Israel’s most iconic tunes. In the first part of the miniseries—the national anthem.
By offering veterans free college educations, the landmark 1944 legislation offered unprecedented upward mobility for many—but not all
Chasing the ghosts of my uncle, who was killed in action in Normandy during WWII
As the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights vie for the 2018 Stanley Cup, the man known as The Hockey Maven leaves the sport behind—richer than he found it in 1939
Ep. 137: Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,’ New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon
Rokhl’s Golden City: The turn-of-the-century proto-feminist melodrama ‘One of Those,’ and the allure of Holocaust-studies failure
A dispatch from David Levinthal’s doll-house diorama factory, where the photographer plays with the line between real and pretend
Godard gets stiffed. Ukrainian gets punched. Spike Lee’s KKK Disneyland. And more from the Croisette.