Sensory overload kicks in on a tour through a kosher food convention
Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.
Adam Gopnik follows the yuks from Groucho to his 12-year-old son
Jeffrey Goldberg goes the distance from an insecure boyhood on Long Island to the muscularity of military policehood in Israel
A chess amateur shows how the game has mesmerized through the ages
Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire
In The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn excavates some unsettling truths about brotherhood, betrayal, and the Book of Genesis.
Naomi Alderman takes on Britain’s Jews
Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide
Miriam Katin makes her own Holocaust comic book
Galeet Dardashti finds the Israeli audience her grandfather never had
Everyone made fun of little Gary Shteyngart. Now it’s his turn.
Etgar Keret on death, optimism, and the virtues of confusion
Marcel Cohen’s Ladino lament. Plus: an excerpt from his letter to Antonio Saura.
Laurel Snyder reclaims her split identity
Why the Yiddish workers’ movement was an American phenomenon
Balkan Beat Box’s diaspora mix
Tiffany Shlain reaches back to the Pleistocene era to explain assimilation in America