Home Stand

Tajikistan was home to thousands of Bukharan Jews, and conditions seemed right for it to stay that way. But the legacy of Soviet persecution and recent Central Asian ties to Iran have made Jewish life more difficult to maintain.

Monumental Embrace

Daniel Estrin reports on the controversy over Berlin’s latest Holocaust memorial, a tribute to gay victims of the Nazis that has pitted historians against activists and gay men against lesbians

Ebb and Flow

Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.

Faustian Bargains

There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion

Camp Fire

In his memoir, the famous refusenik remembered celebrating Hanukkah in the Soviet Gulag

Eastern Front

Israeli- and Russian-born immigrants are changing the face of American Jewry

Conference Call

The Lithuanian sponsors of a Holocaust education program have a dark history of their own

Twilight

The end of the Cold War, argues French writer Marc Weitzmann, was more significant to U.S. foreign policy than the attacks of Sept. 11

Time Warp: On Right-Wing Rejections of Science

Recent right-wing rejections of Einstein’s theory of relativity echo Nazi dismissals of what they called ‘Jewish Physics’

In Treatment

In Argentina, psychoanalysis is as common as Malbec

War of the Words

In a newly published exchange of letters, Goncourt-winning novelist Michel Houellebecq and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy prod, parry, and spar

A Shul for Shanghai

Shanghai’s historic Ohel Rachel Synagogue was allowed to serve as a place of worship during the World Expo, which closes this week. Now what?

Smash

The Man Booker Prize winner profiles hardbat ping-pong champ Marty Reisman, who never lost his taste for winning

The Plot Against England

Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes

Mind Games

A brief history of information warfare

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