Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.
The Alaev Family, from Tajikistan by way of Israel, turns traditional folk songs into infectious dance music
Bambi was invented by a Viennese Jew. David Rakoff, who died Aug. 9, examined the story’s dark side in 2006.
Betty Sussman, 80, finds her calling as an official greeter at Palm Beach International Airport
New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal goes to Spain to understand why her ancestors hid their Jewish roots
How oversensitivity toward Germany’s Nazi past contributed to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
How a Polish Jewish refugee named Joseph Greenstein became a legendary Coney Island strongman
Israel was founded on the belief that refugees deserve a safe haven. Does that apply to Jews only?
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, half of the legendary comics duo, submits to a high-hair makeover for the sake of art
North Bank Suzhou Creek, a bilingual production set in wartime Shanghai, brings music back to a silent sanctuary
A fan scours record collections from Marrakech to Montreal for music by Morocco’s bygone Jewish pop stars
In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings
The Zamir Chorale brings its Jewish choral music to Jazz at Lincoln Center in celebration of Yom Yerushalayim
The web series ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ goes off-Broadway, with shtick, songs, and a script by writer Daniel Okrent
The medieval Aleppo Codex was safeguarded for centuries in Syria. The problems started when it arrived in Israel.
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind
Jerusalem’s light-rail system was designed in part to force Arabs and Jews to interact. Now that it’s running, commuters share one thing: discontent.
The command is to never forget the Holocaust—but some survivors wish they could, as late-onset PTSD brings back vivid memories they can’t escape
How Roman Catholics of Native American and Spanish descent became carriers of the deadly breast-cancer gene long associated with Jews
Does anyone really like jelly rings? Maybe not, but at Economy Candy on the Lower East Side, there are many other Passover sweets to choose from.
Grammy-winning jazz pianist Alon Yavnai enlists the help of a robust ensemble to invoke Latin, African, and Middle Eastern rhythms on a new album
In 1862, Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expelling all Jews from his territory. Turns out, that was a good thing. Historian Jonathan Sarna explains.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach claims Jesus was a Jew who never meant to create a new religion. He tests his theory on Harvard scholar Noah Feldman.
Having decided not to get Internet in his new apartment, a graduate student winds up stealing it from the Chabadniks next door
The earliest known Ladino memoir, now in translation, sheds light on both Ottoman Jewry and one controversial man’s conflicts with the community
Actor Antony Sher draws on his own family’s past in his latest theatrical role, tracing the history of the Jewish immigrants who created Hollywood
An entrepreneur opened a Jewish-themed restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine. Chopped liver is on the menu, but not its price—diners get to haggle over it.
Orthodox klezmer and bluegrass virtuoso Andy Statman and evangelical country star Ricky Skaggs cross genres and faiths to form a mighty duo