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

Can Boundaries Cause Unity?

Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings

Rabbi Threatens Landmarked Shul

The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos

Outsider Art Assimilates

Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz pass their collection of works by untrained artists to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Architectural Torah

Meet the new Lincoln Square Synagogue, the first important Jewish religious building in Manhattan in four decades

The Al-Aqsa of Africa

Sierra Leone’s Israeli-built parliament building is a symbol of the Jewish state’s long-running engagement in Africa

Judaica at Sotheby’s

The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah

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