The Other Arbus

Photographer Diane Arbus was an accomplished artist and a troubled person. Two recent books disagree on the extent to which one led to the other.

Chai Fashion

“Chic Rabbis,” Jean Paul Gaultier’s early-1990s collection inspired by Orthodox Jewish apparel, remains a touchstone in an exhibition of his couture

Photographic Memories

Israeli photographer Sharon Ya’ari views the American Colony Photo Department’s images of the Holy Land—and finds echoes of his own

Keeping Score

In a new collection, One to Nothing, Russian-born photographer Irina Rozovsky portrays an unsettled Israel in struggle with itself

Fishing

Critical View: Shai Azoulay—headlining a show with sculptor Reuven Israel at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art—sets a white donkey adrift in a desert sea

Still Wandering

More than a century after false charges were leveled against him, the unquiet ghost of Alfred Dreyfus continues to roam the streets of Paris

Seeing Double

A Jewish literature is easy to identify. But defining Jewish art is a task of Talmudic complexity, as a new book, Jewish Art, makes clear.

Inscribed

Agenda: Footnote to the New York Film Festival, Richard Serra in San Francisco, Mein Kampf in Akko, Woody Allen on Broadway, and more

Film Theory

Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more

White Flags

After Sept. 11, artist Aaron Fein began to make national flags out of white fabric; they became symbols not of nations but of community and refuge

Hands-On Synagogue

None of Poland’s spectacular wooden synagogues survived the war. Now a team of experts and novices is bringing one of them back to life.

Exegesis

Jeanette Ingberman—the co-founder of New York’s Exit Art gallery, who died last week—brought a Talmudic sensibility to avant-garde art

Two-Family Home

The French ambassador to Israel’s distinctive residence in Jaffa tells the story of an unusual—and eventually ruptured—friendship between a Jewish Zionist architect and his Arab Muslim client

Uncertain Future

The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.

The Rebuilder

By reimagining landmark New York buildings like the Astor Library, which became the Public Theater, Giorgio Cavaglieri championed the architectural preservation that shaped the modern city

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