Alexander Aciman is a writer living in New York. His work has appeared in, among other publications, The New York Times, Vox, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic.
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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

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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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Watch Yair Lapid in an Israeli Rom Com

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

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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

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Bigger, Longer, Bakshi

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

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Still Hunting Nazis

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

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Poetry of the Heart

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

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Mark Helprin’s Tale

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

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Volker Schlöndorff on Billy Wilder

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

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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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