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
Our digital age hinders empathy, facilitates malice, and ruptures relationships. But one books argues that all hope is not lost.
Canadian comedian Ophira Eisenberg tells of the day she went to the mall and conquered her Christmas envy once and for all
An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives
Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Kushner, Leonard Nimoy, and others provide material for an affecting new show
As nurses, spouses, or secretaries, German women in the east were helpmeets. A new book examines their roles in the Holocaust.
What drove a veteran producer to champion—against all odds—a thriller on Polish-Jewish relations
Alisa Solomon’s kaleidoscopic look at ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ explores the political and cultural backdrop of the 49-year-old smash
Biographer Seth Lipsky talks about Abraham Cahan, his political sway, and the evolution of the Jewish press
Jeremy Dauber’s biography of the genius behind Tevye traces his life and legacy from shtetl child to international superstar
In his new book, ‘Like Dreamers,’ Yossi Klein Halevi chronicles the clash of Utopian visions that followed the Six Day War
In a wide-ranging conversation, Israel’s greatest novelist talks about working the land, making art, and Natalie Portman
‘First Cousin Once Removed’ shows the complexity of a man at the end of his life and the ravages—and blessings—of memory loss
The irreverent 82-year-old left Orthodox Borough Park long ago. But she’s still wrestling with the rituals of her past.
Dan Kaufman and his band Barbez blend jazz, rock, liturgical melodies, and Italian neo-realism on ‘Bella Ciao’