How Stanley Edgar Hyman Jumped Into Madison Avenue Luxury

The late critic, my father, professor, and bon vivant is the unwitting star of a Berluti ad campaign

We Gave Iran an Antique as a Token of Goodwill. Only Problem? It’s Fake.

The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999

Iraqi Jewish Treasures Displayed in D.C. Before Being Shipped Back to … Iraq

In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?

Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

Helène Aylon’s Journey From Rebbetzin to Internationally Acclaimed Feminist Artist

The irreverent 82-year-old left Orthodox Borough Park long ago. But she’s still wrestling with the rituals of her past.

Holocaust Graphic Novels Give Israelis a Way To Connect to a Past Not Quite Theirs

New publications from Rutu Modan and Michel Kichka offer bittersweet depictions of the complicated history of 20th-century Jews

Terrorist Chic in France, From the Jeu de Paume Exhibit to Al Durah to Muhammed Merah

A controversial new exhibit celebrates mass murderers and raises war propaganda to the level of high art

The Hardworking Artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles Is Here To Clean Up Your Mess

The artist-in-residence for New York’s Strongest makes large-scale works about process, tedium, and survival

Gary Baseman’s Mournful Love Letter to Old Jewish Los Angeles

The versatile artist’s summer exhibit at the Skirball Center welcomes visitors into the lost world of his Holocaust survivor parents

The Napkin Artist

Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year

Herod’s Edifice Complex

The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit

Steinhardt Collection at Sotheby’s

The philanthropist’s sale of his extensive personal Judaica keeps Jewish culture in the limelight

Poland’s Undead Gravestones

Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles

Stop Yeshayahu Leibowitz!

By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right

The Curator of Joy and Ashes

How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage

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