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’
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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 neo-Nazi-hunter who solved the D.B. Cooper hijacking case
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Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz
Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future
David P. Goldman discusses the secrets to Israel’s prominence in classical music
Jewlia Eisenberg and her band channel the fears and desires of ancient Jewish women
An online encyclopedia brings the world of Eastern European Jewry to life
Yiddish Princess takes rock and roll (and Yiddish) to a whole new level
One the eve of the release of his 11th book, spy novelist Alan Furst reflects on his sources of inspiration and his cerebral and wordly—if not always Jewish—protagonists
An art historian tackles the thorny matter of Jews and figurative painting
Paul Berman challenges liberal intellectuals to take a stand against Tariq Ramadan
Shavuot provides the perfect excuse for a cheesecake pilgrimage
The many lives of ‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ an Israeli anthem
Frank Schiffman made the Apollo Theater into the premier venue for African American musicians
In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth
How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions
Admits to stealing more than $7 million from the charity organization
New exhibit showcases artistic depictions of various forms of Jewish study
The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors reflects on taking up citizenship
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
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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.