Arts & Culture

A versatile fellow, this Cossack, identified simultaneously with Israel’s prime minister and his bitterest opponents! Who is he and who robbed him?

Aug. 5 2020 12:01AM

Christian Renaissance paintings of the Temple are the visual record of a theology that had devastating consequences in the lives of Jews from antiquity to the Middle Ages and beyond.

July 31 2020 12:15AM

Why do Christian depictions of the Jewish Temple look like the Dome of the Rock, the 7th-century Muslim structure built on that site?

July 30 2020 12:58AM

Two Israelis on a road trip venture to Arlington National Cemetery and encounter there the graves of brothers.

July 10 2020 12:01AM

Israeli politicians have in recent decades become obsessed with calling each other poodels.

June 3 2020 12:01AM

Over the last 30 years, books for young Jews have dropped religious and national identity and become obsessed with the Holocaust. Can they be put on a better track?

May 27 2020 12:01AM

Born in the Soviet Union, the painter took on everything and everybody from Dizzy Gillespie to New York street life to the Holocaust. When will he get his full due?

May 19 2020 12:01AM

Israel’s Labor Party—the political organization that erected the governing structures of the country—has now been reduced to a mere three seats in the Knesset. What happened?

April 30 2020 12:01AM

The author of “Shibboleths and Sun Salutations: Should Religious Jews Practice Yoga?” joins us to defend his ideas.

April 8 2020 11:50AM

Is there a difference between pestilence and plague?

April 8 2020 12:01AM

In his new book, Ross Douthat writes convincingly of America’s descent into decadence and torpor. Can anything stop the slide?

April 1 2020 12:01AM

Contemporary yoga culture fits in with the widespread sense of religiosity as something inner and instinctual rather than communal and tradition-bound.

March 23 2020 12:01AM

Houdini’s was the prototypically self-made American tale. But even while turning himself into the world’s greatest breaker of constraints, he remained a proudly identified Jew.

March 17 2020 12:01AM