In The Canvas, novelist Benjamin Stein looks at the Binjamin Wilkomirski story from opposing angles
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
The man who brought us When Bad Things Happen to Good People turns to a biblical predecessor for lessons
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
Epichorus, led by a rabbinical student and with a Sudanese Muslim singer, redefines devotional music
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