The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?
Why I published Friderike Burger’s memoir of her service as femme de l’artiste to Stefan Zweig
Writer Clarice Lispector’s exoticism had much to do with her Jewishness; her literary vocabulary did not
The novelist’s work regularly foreshadows actual events. In his latest book, the action finally shifts to Israel.
New graphic novels by Harvey Pekar and Guy Delisle illustrate different takes on the Israeli-Palestinian mess
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
New research uncovers a link between Freud’s inner circle and the Soviet atomic bomb
A birthday visit with M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology
Gertrude Himmelfarb argues that the philosemitism of writers like George Eliot can be a cure for anti-Semitism
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
In Francesca Segal’s The Innocents, the Jews of north London face the constrictions of Edith Wharton’s New York
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.