Alexander Aciman

Alexander Aciman, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, is the author of Twitterature. He has written for the New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler. His Twitter feed is @acimania.

Outrage Over Party at Moscow Synagogue and Holocaust Memorial

Russian Jewish Congress says it regularly rents the space out for events

No One Wants to Buy Hitler’s Toilet

While the strange artifact is technically for sale, no offers have ever been made

The Problem With That Holocaust Video Game

A few guesses as to why Nintendo passed on the perplexing game

Lighting Candles With the Jewish Modernists

Did the salons of 1920s Paris have a  Shabbat rival in Chicago?

God’s Garbage in New Jersey

Residents paid a rabbi to bury damaged ritual objects. But it’s illegal, and thousands of trash bags remain in limbo.

Counting on the Jewish Vote in Los Angeles

In the race to become the next mayor, candidates play up their Jewish cred

Hitler’s Toilet Is in New Jersey: A Yacht’s Commode, in an Auto-Repair Shop

For half a century, Greg’s Auto Repair has housed the commode from Aviso Grille, the Führer’s biggest yacht

Watch Yair Lapid in an Israeli Rom Com

The Yesh Atid party leader shows his acting chops in a film from the nineties

Is That My Christmas Tree?

The Jewish National Fund is giving away pines for Christmas—and irony isn’t one of the reasons they’re doing it

Bigger, Longer, Bakshi

How the godfather of X-rated animation—subject of recent screenings—paved the way for South Park

Still Hunting Nazis

After half a century tracking down Nazis for prosecution, Serge Klarsfeld says his work continues

Poetry of the Heart

The former chief of cardiology at Yale publishes Journeys, a new collection of verse

Mark Helprin’s Tale

The author, like Israel, takes risks—and lives in opposition to nebbishy Jewish New Yorkers

Volker Schlöndorff on Billy Wilder

A Haley’s Comet of documentaries to pass by this weekend

My Grandfather’s Love Songs

A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East

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