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
Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz
Inventing Our Life examines the kibbutz movement at 100 years old, facing a rocky past and a promising future.
What an Egyptian thriller says about the country’s perception of Israel
On the 121st anniversary of his birth, what makes Hitler an Internet phenomenon?
On the eve of the Oscars, an endorsement of ‘The White Ribbon’
A new documentary discusses the legacy of a Nazi filmmaker with his heirs
The anti-‘Edge of Darkness’ email your relatives are forwarding
Two Best Foreign Film nominees offer differing takes on the ties that bind
A new French film examines a case of philo-Semitism gone terribly awry
Watching James Cameron’s CGI epic and reconsidering the Hanukkah story
Filmmaker Yoav Shamir thinks anti-Semitism isn’t much of a problem. Is that a problem?
A film festival looks at Israel’s Arab citizens
A new documentary chronicles the end of the road for Holocaust survivors’ Catskills bungalow colony
A new film shines a light on Rudolph Kasztner, controversial Holocaust-era figure
Why Jewish producers kept Jewish women off stage and screen
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