His Name Was Hitler, He Was a Showgirl: Barry Manilow’s New Musical

‘Harmony,’ opening in Atlanta next week, reimagines a famous Weimar-era song-and-dance troupe in major and minor keys

The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down the Kommandant of Auschwitz

In an excerpt from Thomas Harding’s thrilling ‘Hanns and Rudolf,’ Rudolf Höss is taken prisoner, and beaten

Israel’s Kurt Cobain Turned Religious Doubt and Mental Illness Into Haunting Music

Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art

For a Brief Moment This Year, Chassidic House Party Blew Their Observant Fans’ Minds

The short-lived Orthodox band made pop and funk the focus of their religious outreach—and then split up

Hitler’s Jews: Max Von Oppenheim and the Myth of German Jewish Guilt

New biographies shed light on the cohort of Germans of Jewish descent who historians have portrayed as having served the Nazis

Yiddish-Speaking Wizards and Dragons Invade the Shire in ‘Der Hobit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s foremost and only Yiddish-language translator is part of a new wave of nonscholar enthusiasts

Strippers, Jewish Guilt, and Loneliness Collide in Jill Soloway’s New Feature Film

The award-winning director talks about why ‘Afternoon Delight’ begins with a lap dance and ends with Shabbat

Meet the New Piercing-Sporting, Drug-Munching, Rap-Loving Hasidim

The Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are to hip hop what the Hasidic movement was to Judaism

Wayne Koestenbaum’s Seriously Campy, Anti-Dandy, Big Gay Collection of Essays

The virtuoso of queer theory’s rhetorically playful and nuanced prose on AIDS, Lana Turner, and the ‘imminence of nothingness’

Move Over, Jessica Seinfeld! Lauren Silverman’s A-List Scandal Is the Best Ever

Simon Cowell’s baby-mama drama is sex-scandal heaven. So, why can’t a Jewish girl get taken seriously as a femme fatale?

Yemen, the Crucible of al-Qaida, Was Once a Powerful Arabian Kingdom Run by Jews

A new book sheds light on the complicated conflicts among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the pre-Islamic Middle East

Orthodox Singers With a Dream Get Their Own American Idol-style Reality Show

You won’t hear Nicki Minaj covers or nasty critiques—or female voices—on this YouTube series, but you might find a Jewish star

Is Jewish Control Over the Slave Trade a Nation of Islam Lie or Scholarly Truth?

When Louis Farrakhan says, ‘You need to get this book,’ he means an insidious 1991 title whose claims to scholarship echo today

A Hasidic Alt-Rock Girl Band Gets Its Groove On—In Crown Heights

Sorry, guys. Bulletproof Stockings—drummer Dalia Shusterman and singer-songwriter Perl Wolfe—plays for women only.

Did the False Jewish Messiah Sabbatai Sevi Inspire John Milton’s ‘Paradise Regained’?

The new book ‘Fictions of Conversion’ explores how religious transformation influenced early modern England

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