Arts & Culture

The Metropolitan Museum’s Jerusalem 1000-1400 masked centuries of struggle for power and survival in the Holy Land—and effaced both the presence and the subjugation of its Jews.

Feb. 23 2017 12:01AM

Like a soufflé, Moonglow is lighter than it looks.

Wynn Wheldon
Feb. 20 2017 12:01AM

The Met’s Jerusalem 1000-1400 is just one example of the way Jewish history, Jewish ideas, and Jewish art are trimmed to the purposes of contemporary taste and opinion.

Feb. 20 2017 12:01AM

We’ll Always Have Casablanca.

David Mikics
Feb. 16 2017 12:01AM

“This now is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” and other remarkable Hebraisms in the English tongue.

Feb. 15 2017 12:01AM

The Met’s presentation of Jerusalem as a vibrant trade hub and cultural melting pot is seductive, but false.

Feb. 13 2017 12:01AM

A linguistic investigation prompted by a meal in Rome of carciofi alla giudia.

Feb. 8 2017 12:01AM

An exhibition on the diverse multiculturalism of medieval Jerusalem has been ecstatically received. There’s just one problem: the vision of history it promotes is a myth.

Feb. 6 2017 12:01AM

Why did the great Micha Yosef Berdichevsky, who called on Jews to take personal responsibility for Zionism, never settle in or even visit Palestine?

Feb. 1 2017 12:01AM

Erasing Jewish suffering in the USSR.

Izabella Tabarovsky
Jan. 31 2017 12:01AM

Successful negotiations aren’t the same as peace.

Jonathan Tobin
Jan. 23 2017 12:01AM

Yosl Bergner.

Jan. 23 2017 12:01AM