The photographer talks about ‘Southern Rites,’ her HBO documentary and companion book project about racial tensions in small-town Georgia
Amy Schumer’s $8 million book deal, plus writer Sloane Crosley on her new novel and New York Times poetry critic David Orr on Jewish poets
An excerpt from Francine Prose’s new biography of the eminent art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim
Peggy Guggenheim: the bon vivant and tell-all memoirist who defied her family, took a thousand lovers, and forever changed the art world
The generous master poet of the sublime died this week at age 78
Fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Sukkot, in a new English translation by Jeffrey Saks
A monumental new edition of the Auschwitz survivor’s complete writings shows a humanist laboring in the dark
No, the Fab Four weren’t Jewish, but the ‘Fifth Beatle’ Brian Epstein was. A writer who covered the 1964 American tour remembers Yom Kippur in New Orleans, John Lennon’s Hitler salutes in the hotel, and Paul McCartney at the bima.
More than just felt and googly eyes, the beloved creatures, returning to TV this week, are the perfect embodiment of our virtues
As a million devout Muslims descend on Mecca, a meditation on the coy symbolism of the shrine’s hidden truth
A Rosh Hashanah greeting from Iran, plus writer and model Julia Frakes and our new favorite Yiddish phrase, courtesy of Wordnik’s Erin McKean
Rita Gabis knew only that her mother’s Catholic family came from Lithuania after the Holocaust. Then she started asking hard questions.
New translations of works by the Polish-born modernist Yiddish poet Yitskhok Berliner, whose life in Mexico made him a special kind of mestizo
Pascal Bruckner, the French writer and New Philosopher, on his new book, his family’s Nazi sympathies, the rise of hatred in Europe, and the crisis of radical Islam
The yes or the no of it: What does it matter?
The great 20th-century scholar remembers a life among books
As the greatest exemplar of a person of faith in America today, the liberal Catholic host of ‘The Late Show’ is the best thing for Jews since lox
A dashing trio and the eternities of literature
What my preschooler’s taste in Mizrahi pop says about where the country is at
How an 18-year-old Palestinian prodigy came to train his lens on last summer’s Israel-Hamas hostilities, which ended one year ago today
In a compelling new memoir, ‘Reading Claudius,’ Caroline Heller goes in search of her formidable uncle Erich, whose WWII legacy still haunts his descendants
A new animated movie charmingly wrestles with one of Jewish theology’s thorniest questions
Looking for a good book to sink into at the beach in these waning dog days? Friends share what they’ve loved lately.
The former Jefferson Airplane guitarist and Hot Tuna lead man comes home to his mother’s faith at his Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio
Known for his tasteful gaudiness—and Barbra Streisand’s memorable 1969 Oscars outfit—the Montreal-born fashion icon believed you never had to tone down to move up
When and how did authentic information about the Holocaust first become known?
Dispatch from the last day at Tel Aviv’s iconic Café Tamar, after 74 years of service
Where Jewish writers are finding homes these days, and why
Vox Tablet is delighted to share the inaugural episode of Tablet’s newest podcast, Unorthodox
Unlike a lot of classic teen comedies, the original ‘Wet Hot’ and its new Netflix revival series do not wash out the Jews. Is this a good sign or bad?