The life and high times of a Queens kid who found his way to Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Howard Stern, and Mike Tyson
Internet trolls, ritualized social-media cruelty, online cesspools, and their real-world political effects
Hispanic crypto-Jews use social media and DNA testing to reconnect with their heritage
Today on Jewcy: Executing a Shabbat dinner in the age of Trump. Showtunes included.
The epic story of how one American Jew became ‘twinned’ with a coreligionist in Soviet Russia he eventually helped bring to freedom—and why it taught him so much about true resistance and activism
Five years into the seven-year ‘Daf Yomi’ cycle of Talmud study, our columnist pauses to reflect on what the ancient text has taught him about being Jewish today
In our new political landscape, radicals on all sides find something to like in the German philosopher
For a few blissful hours, you could escape reality and feel nothing but the beat of the music
Go ahead, I dare you not to dance to Meilech Kohn’s ‘Ve’Uhavtu’
Refugees in Tulsa, beautiful minds in Memphis, chocolate in New York City
On the surprising rewards of re-experiencing a game, even when you already know the ending
Israeli agencies offer programs to help newcomers settle in, but some worry that the country needs to offer more support to prevent them from leaving
Daf Yomi: Why heresy is rare in Talmudic law, where judicial dissent and tiered courts institutionalized freedom of thought
Two years after the Kurds fought against the Islamic State, America turned its back as they sought independence
Episode 108: Former presidential speechwriter David Litt and foreign policy expert (and five-time Jeopardy champion) Thomas Nichols
The fourth season of ‘Transparent’ poses a real conundrum: Why are these people so awful?
The ambiguities and darkness of Nazi-occupied France propelled him to flee his country, take a new name, fight in the Resistance, and then invent film noir. But the past continued to haunt him.
Boro Park Hasidim chronicle their past, present, and future in luxuriously printed volumes part yearbook, part history, part social pages, part prayer book