Runaway Train

Oprah visits Auschwitz: In good taste or bad?

A Man Possessed

A visit with the composer who took over where Marc Blitzstein left off

Draft Picks

Frida Kahlo, Eva Hesse, and the parlor game of defining Jewish art

Free Radical

Baruch Spinoza inspired Rebecca Goldstein. So why is she out to betray him?

Way Up in the Gods

Luba Kadison, once a member of famed Yiddish theater company the Vilna Troupe, reminisces about her past

How to Lose Gracefully

Etgar Keret on death, optimism, and the virtues of confusion

Supernanny With a Beard

A celebrity rabbi takes on the American living room

Alef Is for Arachnid

Oded Ezer’s typographical metamorphoses

Give ‘Em Hecht

A young Chicago newspaperman thought he was perfect for the part of his hero

House of the Holy

When you’re called God, the pressure for genius is titanic

Stompin’ at the Savoy

A picture-book writer learns the identity-politics dance

Sketches of Spain

Marcel Cohen’s Ladino lament. Plus: an excerpt from his letter to Antonio Saura.

No Accounting for Taste

Testing the limits of irreverence at the Seder table and a German synagogue

So Long Nasty

The Beastie Boys grew up, and so did I

I Touch a Nerve

Some readers think there’s no room at the Inn at Lake Devine for intermarriage

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