The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
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
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
Naomi Alderman takes on Britain’s Jews
Set in a hardscrabble mining town, Bathsheba Monk’s stories chronicle a Polish Catholic girl’s mounting interest in Judaism
In A.B. Yehoshua’s latest novel, a disappointed middle manager falls in love with a dead woman
A graphic look at the neighborhood that spawned Danny Kaye, Mel Brooks, Jerry Stiller
Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide
Six more characters to spend the summer with
What happens when you go to Auschwitz and feel… nothing?
Poet Wayne Koestenbaum reveals his toxic attractions
The three women who shaped a novel
Six characters to spend the summer with
The Viennese pornographer turned critic who dreamed up Bambi
Novelist Chris Kraus ponders the meaning of “It would have been”
Everyone made fun of little Gary Shteyngart. Now it’s his turn.
An Israeli thriller that captivated Graham Greene
Baruch Spinoza inspired Rebecca Goldstein. So why is she out to betray him?
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Sicily, Italy
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
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