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.

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?

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

Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz

On ‘Boardwalk,’ Meyer Lansky Looms Large

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

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Returns Without Rothstein

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

Israeli Cats Are Trying To Take Over the Internet

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

Hitler’s Childhood Home to Become a Museum

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

A Stroll Through Jewish Savannah

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

French Jewish Leader Speaks to NY Crowd

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

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

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