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Joel Meyerowitz Looks Back

Celebrating a half-century of work, the photographer recalls his Bronx childhood and days at Ground Zero

Death Masks at MoMA

The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow

Hasidism, in Living Color

Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion

A Find Unlocks Comics Mystery

A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur

State of Israeli Fashion

Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949

Louis Kahn’s Timeless Vision for an FDR Memorial on Roosevelt Island in New York

The great architect’s park, designed in 1974, finds kinship with Roman and Egyptian ruins, with their silent, powerful massing

Bulldozing Soviet Art

A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?

Vivian Maier’s Jewish Chicago: A Reminiscence, as a New Doc Tries to Revive Her Story

The recently discovered street photographer trained her lens on my family—and a lost, genteel world

Notes From a Toronto Festival

Socalled, Ugandans, and klezmer at North America’s largest gathering of Jewish and Yiddish culture

Yiddish Curses for GOP Jews

That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.

Jewish Aleppo, Lost Forever

The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war

The Ghosts of Edward Saïd

A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry

Syd Hoff’s Cartoon Life

On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami

In the Jewish Museum’s Closet: Photos of Gay Men at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial

The museum removed photos of gay men at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial from an exhibit on sex and identity

Fwr Vwls 4 Futr Englsh?

As Twitter and text messages force linguistic brevity, English starts to look more like vowel-free Hebrew

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