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Like all viral hits, the reverse Nazi salute is hard to explain and harder to resist, which makes it all the more dangerous
A new compilation revives the once ubiquitous, now mostly forgotten Latin-Jewish connection of the 1940s to the ’80s
An investigation into ‘Antichrist Kramer,’ SSP Records, and other labels suggests a history of real-world violence and bigotry
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A Harvard researcher was convinced he’d found evidence of 1930s movie mogul fascism. But did he get it wrong?
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world