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Staged Rebellion

Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation

Gertel’s Last Stand

After 90 years, a Lower East Side institution shuts its doors

Rise and Tithe

Charitable giving from Leviticus to Rothschild

Lady Intrepid

Ruth Gruber has seen it all—from refugee camps to Virginia Woolf’s parlor

It’s Not About You

Jesse Green’s post-bar mitzvah wrap-up (in sound)

Possessed

A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.

Land of the Lost

Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters

Grave Digger

Nathan Englander unearths stories that many in Argentina would just as soon forget

Jerusalem Time

Journalist Amy Dockser Marcus talks with Sara Ivry about the the rival interests that energized the city a century ago

Solomon’s Son

Half a century ago, Albie Sachs sat defiantly on a bench designated “for non-whites only.” Today he sits on South Africa’s highest court.

Next Year in Sulaymaniyah

Passover takes on new meaning for a reporter far from home

Liberated Bride

Alix Kates Shulman on the creation of an ex-prom queen and protofeminist

All in the Family

Andrea Stern’s new collection of photographs chronicles the intimate life of a family—her own

Let’s Put on a Show

Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.

Blues Brother

With a little self-invention and a lot of talent, Doc Pomus left his mark on rock ‘n’ roll

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