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.
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Ku Klux Klan Chapter Now Accepting Jews

White supremacist starts more ‘inclusive’ branch of notorious hate group

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Lanzmann’s ‘Shoah’ Now Streaming Online

Viewers of the 10-hour documentary able to ‘take it in at their own pace’

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The Toughest Fictional Jewish Gangsters

With Boardwalk Empire over, some other bad guys to watch on-screen

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An Education in Protesting

A lifelong protest avoider tiptoes into the fray with ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

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Alex Karpovsky: Not Just That Guy From ‘Girls’

The actor talks writing, directing, and why he loves listening to books on tape

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Yiddish and Mezuzot on ‘Boardwalk Empire’

How the Prohibition-era HBO show portrays its Jewish gangsters

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Jack the Ripper: Not Jewish After All

DNA expert says new evidence identifying Aaron Kosminski doesn’t hold up

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U.S. Pays Social Security to Suspected Nazis

Government offered continued benefits to Nazis who agreed to leave U.S.

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Bugsy Siegel’s Coast-to-Coast Crime Empire

How the Jewish gangster helped establish Las Vegas as a gambling mecca

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The Jewish Gangsters of ‘Murder Incorporated’

Prohibition-era hit squad’s handiwork appears on Boardwalk Empire

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‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is a Shoddy Imitation of ‘Prince of Egypt’

Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in 1998?

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Brooklyn Cantor Leaves Rikers Early

Baruch Lebovits, who pleaded guilty to child molestation in May, served less than three months

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Hitler’s Deputy Thought He Was Being Poisoned

Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.

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Mossad Looks for New Recruits Online

Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications

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Mickey Cohen is What ‘Boardwalk’ is Missing

The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show

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Another ‘Boardwalk’ Casualty: Waxey Gordon

This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career

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Short Jewish Men, Don’t Sell Your Soles

A new shoe offers some extra height to Jews of shorter stature. But why prey on insecurities and stereotypes to sell footwear?

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Nazi Guard Charged With 300,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

Oskar Groening, 93, to face trial in Germany for role at Auschwitz

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On ‘Boardwalk,’ Meyer Lansky Looms Large

The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Returns Without Rothstein

HBO show’s final season opens in 1931, after the real-life gangster was killed

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Israeli Cats Are Trying To Take Over the Internet

Bloggers hope to make the country’s long-maligned strays into online stars

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Hitler’s Childhood Home to Become a Museum

Nazi leader’s former residence in Austria will be a ‘House of Responsibility’

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A Stroll Through Jewish Savannah

A visitor takes in the Southern city’s surprising—and enduring—Jewish roots

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French Jewish Leader Speaks to NY Crowd

Roger Cukierman repeated his position that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

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Outrage Over Party at Moscow Synagogue and Holocaust Memorial

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

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No One Wants to Buy Hitler’s Toilet

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

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The Problem With That Holocaust Video Game

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

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Lighting Candles With the Jewish Modernists

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

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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.

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Counting on the Jewish Vote in Los Angeles

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