Content and Form

An unlikely musical tribute

Today I Am an Actor

Expert tips for the phony bar mitzvah boy

Redrawing Jewish Europe

Familiar boundaries are made fluid in new collection of scholarly essays

Hero Worship

Ed Zwick and Leon Wieseltier on fighters, cab drivers, creepy forests, and the movie Defiance

Phantom Memory

The haunted films of Chantal Akerman

TV Guide

Thirty years later, a look at how an American miniseries altered German perspectives on the Holocaust

Everyone’s a Critic

Readers’ reviews from the 2009 New York Jewish Film Festival

Flying Their Freak Flags

Musicians doing what feels right


Getting under the cheerful surface of historical signage

Couldn’t Resist

French artists and Nazi rule

It Came from Auschwitz

The Exorcist meets The Dybbuk in The Unborn

In the Spirit

If you’ve never understood Kabbalah, music might be the way in

It’s a Small World

Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus

Child’s Play

Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy

Hidden Roots in the Jungle

A new film spotlights a far-flung group seeking connection with the mainstream

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