Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?
The recently discovered street photographer trained her lens on my family—and a lost, genteel world
Socalled, Ugandans, and klezmer at North America’s largest gathering of Jewish and Yiddish culture
That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry
On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami
The museum removed photos of gay men at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial from an exhibit on sex and identity
As Twitter and text messages force linguistic brevity, English starts to look more like vowel-free Hebrew
Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb
A ghostly chaise at Grossinger’s, rubble at the Concord, and other photos of once-great Catskills resorts
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, half of the legendary comics duo, submits to a high-hair makeover for the sake of art
Internet parodies of the Fuhrer, including a new blog, weaken our memory of the Holocaust—and that’s good
The Czech Surrealist Jindřich Heisler’s mystical art, on view in Chicago, reflected the Holocaust he avoided
A Roy Lichtenstein show at the Art Institute of Chicago reveals the movement’s affront to WASPy decorum
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Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past