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A conversation with the cartoonist who, in a new graphic memoir, finds humor and pathos in her parents’ last years
Jonathan Groubert discovers just how unreliable family histories can be when held up against archives and artifacts
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.
No one Lynn talked to understood how she, the child of a survivor, could cut ties with her family. Then she met Inga.
Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice
Evolving Jewish culture—and doctors’ orders—dealt a blow to South Florida’s delicatessens. But they’re making a comeback.
Gender-typing is at work as early as daycare. A new book examines how this inequity plays out and undermines religious classrooms.
From Fiddler to Foer, shtetl portrayals are idealized. Jeffrey Shandler shows how they went from fact to fantasy.
Clarinetist David Krakauer unites iconic films, animation, and a swinging sextet in a rollicking multimedia project
Far from being religious ideologues, most settlers say they are apolitical and just want a house and some quiet
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Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
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The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
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The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
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Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
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Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
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Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
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Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
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Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
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Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?
By Elana Sztokman — Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to IsraelBy Marjorie Ingall — As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not toBy Adam Janofsky — ‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
- Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach
- Review: “This Is Where I Leave You”
- Buzzfeed Hipsters Sample Jewish Food For the First Time
- Brooklyn’s Best Vintage Store Also Supports Jewish Kids With Serious Illnesses
- My Evening with LeAnn Rimes & the LA County Sherriff
- A Conversation with Jim Marchese of Real Housewives of New Jersey
- Edge of Tomorrow: At 91, Grandma reflects on the state of the world and her soul for Rosh Hashanah
- Brian Finkelstein?s one-man show: Suicide, untimely deaths, masochism and humor