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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
Yascha Mounk talks about growing up in a place where people fetishized, reviled, or resented him simply for being born a Jew
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Discovery enables further research of the Nazi extermination camp
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A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
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If Israel and the Holocaust are most Jews’ points of identification, which holidays are really the High Holidays?
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Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
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‘Anti-Semitism Antenna’ will be accessible by phone and online
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Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
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The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
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An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
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The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
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