It took Toronto-born Nessa Rapoport 26 years to complete ‘Evening,’ her successor novel to the critically acclaimed ‘Preparing for Sabbath.’ That’s the price you pay for being a perfectionist, she says
The Journal of Schenkerian Studies and its editors found themselves under attack at the University of North Texas. But should music theory be changed to meet today’s views?
Book Inspired by Stanford University Sexual Assault Case Examines Trial From Defendant’s Perspective
Can a normative person become a rapist? Author Karine Tuil's new book, ‘Human Things’ - inspired by the People v. Turner case - is trying to answer that
'Monologues from the Makom' aims to open up the conversation on sexuality and gender in the Jewish Orthodox community
In a few days the National Library will be closing its doors until further notice, but none of those in power is saying a word
Adin Steinsaltz was a key protagonist in a millenia-long debate within Judaism: Should access to its core texts be confined to an elite or to the masses? Is Judaism about conservation or innovation? What makes a rabbi ‘great’?
The squad sticks up signs on the streets of Tel Aviv to protest a 60% rise in violence against them since the pandemic hit in March
Three women who were way ahead of their time, educated and famous for their Berlin soirees – but ignored for centuries by Jewish historians because they converted to Christianity
From meeting the Incredible Hulk in Tel Aviv to seeing a Palestinian boy die in a terror attack, Sabra represented the Israeli angle in American comics
Book Review A.B. Yehoshua's Latest Is a Masterful Tale on Forgetting in a Country Obsessed With Remembering
Zvi Luria is losing a battle against dementia. But as he confronts the onset of oblivion, in A.B. Yehoshua’s masterful latest novel, ‘The Tunnel,’ he also discovers the satisfaction that comes with newfound freedoms
Like many other survivors of the camps, my grandfather, who just passed away at the age of 96, never wanted his wartime suffering to define the rest of his, and our, lives
Non-Hebrew speakers in Israel will be able to subscribe to a special VOD channel with select subtitled hit shows, including ‘Shtisel’ and ‘On the Spectrum’
Renowned scholar and curator Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, a recipient of this year's Dan David Prize, talks about the pandemic, the problems of launching shows about the Jewish state – and bagels
Bess Kalb’s touching and funny Jewish memoir ‘Nobody Will Tell You This But Me’ is a matrilineal love story about a bubbe like no other. We sat down with her for a chat about turning her ‘personal grief exercise’ into a bestseller and upcoming film
Due to the pandemic, the conference went online with appearances by President Rivlin and U.S. Ambassador Friedman. On the agenda: Israel’s duty towards Jewish communities in time of coronavirus
‘I’m stuck. It feels like I’m drowning in quicksand,’ says one entrepreneur, as virus paralyzes sector throughout continent
The community in Israel was disproportionately hit by the pandemic, with leading Haredi figures now calling for a time of soul-searching (but not online)
Lübeck shul is being renovated to the tune of $2.7 million, with a furniture factory in Kibbutz Lavi leading efforts to restore it to its former glory – with several residents taking a particularly keen interest
Like much of Eastern Europe, Romania’s synagogues and other symbols of Jewish life are in decay. As the community dwindles and cemeteries become parking lots, will Jewish history also fade away?
Created by ‘anxious Jews’ stuck inside their homes, this weekend’s highly entertaining virtual benefit served as a mirror to the community during a Passover holiday like no other
It was Nancy Levitt’s rabbi who suggested the shiva by Zoom: At the end of each day’s virtual visit, as she said the Kaddish, the mourners in the cloud answered, Amen
Six women who are defying the ‘be fruitful and multiply’ imperative of Israeli society (and one who regrets bowing to it) explain why they have decided not to bring children into the world
For the first time in her life, the famed food researcher and cookbook writer will be celebrating Passover alone. Roden talks about preserving the routine during an epidemic and offers simple home recipes for the seder
The holiday we know today began as two distinct ones, one for nomadic herders and one for farmers. Neither involved Egypt.
In normal times, it is unlikely the world would stop to listen to an almost 17-minute-long song. But the times are not normal and Dylan’s fascinating ballad 'Murder Most Foul' sends listeners back to the murder of JFK
They planned every detail of the Jewish ceremony sometimes years in advance. Now these families have had to settle for a bat or bar mitzvah alone in their living room, in what some say has been a surprisingly powerful experience
Torah no longer saves from death. The coronavirus has dealt an unimaginable blow to the rabbinical authority - and worldview - that ultra-Orthodox Jews previously regarded as infallible and eternal
Scientific observation gradually prevailed over the belief that outbreaks stemmed from God’s wrath, but the dilemma over succoring the sick remains
Watching more porn, reading erotic novels and seeking sex as consolation. 'The outbreak of the coronavirus heightens our awareness of being transient beings'
Coronavirus upends mourning rituals that entail the creation of a social cocoon