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Back to Babylon

Jewlia Eisenberg and her band channel the fears and desires of ancient Jewish women

Ashkenaz Unbound

An online encyclopedia brings the world of Eastern European Jewry to life

Power Chords

Yiddish Princess takes rock and roll (and Yiddish) to a whole new level

Men of Mystery

One the eve of the release of his 11th book, spy novelist Alan Furst reflects on his sources of inspiration and his cerebral and wordly—if not always Jewish—protagonists

Body Image

An art historian tackles the thorny matter of Jews and figurative painting

No Debate

Paul Berman challenges liberal intellectuals to take a stand against Tariq Ramadan

Light and Sweet

Shavuot provides the perfect excuse for a cheesecake pilgrimage

Song Cycle

The many lives of ‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ an Israeli anthem


Frank Schiffman made the Apollo Theater into the premier venue for African American musicians


In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth

Survival Instinct

In Assaf Gavron’s new novel, an apathetic Israeli and an introspective Palestinian are on a collision course

Animal Planet

Yann Martel’s new novel features a donkey, a monkey, taxidermy, and a Holocaust allegory

Art Market

Graphic novelist James Sturm turns his attention to a struggling Eastern European rug maker

Ask, Don’t Tell

A father’s reflections on teaching his son the Four Questions

Day of Rest

Judith Shulevitz’s new book considers the Sabbath throughout the ages and in her own life

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