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Summer of My Israeli Soldier

It was supposed to be a romantic summer in Jerusalem. But religion and politics kept getting in the way.

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Hitler’s Jewish Spy

Baron von Rolland, a spy for Germany in both World Wars, wasn’t a Baron or a von Rolland. He was a Saloniki Jew named Isaac Ezratty.

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The Importance of Béla Tarr’s ‘Werckmeister Harmonies’

Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr’s masterpiece holds a meaningful resonance on Yom HaShoah

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Trump Says He ‘Totally Disavows’ David Duke’s Anti-Semitic Drivel

The former KKK grand wizard, who supports Trump, went off again about ‘Jewish supremacists.’ Finally, Trump was quick to denounce Duke’s words.

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New York’s Hummus Hunk

Ohad Fisherman’s $10-a-tub family-recipe hummus is a hot, hot item

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In My Head, Michelle Obama Is a Jewish Mother

A Mother’s Day farewell to the coolest First Lady ever

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Fashion, 80 Years in the Making

Hedy Strnad sketched dresses in 1930s Czechoslovakia before she was killed in the Holocaust. Now, her drawings have been made into real dresses on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan.

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A German Pastor Wants To Make Anti-Semitism Great Again

And we should all be grateful for it

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Yizkor, 1943

A story of life in the Warsaw Ghetto, on Yom HaShoah

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Mother’s Day for Sandwich Moms

I have a mother. I am a mother. So why isn’t this day twice as nice?

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What Fuels Trump-Supporting Twitter Trolls?

Examining the identity politics that drive Trump backers to harrass Jewish writers online

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It’s Time for Bernie Sanders to Drop Out of the Race

Under normal circumstances, Sanders would be entirely justified in taking his campaign to the convention. But these are not normal circumstances and Trump is not a normal opponent.

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Ugly, Fat, Short, Jewish

Norman G. Finkelstein recently wondered: Which trait—ugly, fat, short, or Jewish—would most likely work against a job interviewee?

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Of Numbers and Names

For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended

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Thousands Host Intimate Gatherings to Commemorate the Holocaust in Israel

The organization Zikaron Basalon helps facilitate tributes to the Shoah through song, testimony, and discussion

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The Book of the Dead

My grandparents survived the Holocaust and struggled to build a new life in America. How can I, as an artist living a relatively pampered life, honor their memories?

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The Holocaust Without Jews

Attempts to universalize the specific suffering of Jews in the Shoah go hand in hand with efforts to de-legitimize the Jewish state

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Inside a Terrifying—and Thankfully Foiled—Plot To Bomb a Florida Synagogue

A man has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction on the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. He had allegedly planned to detonate a bomb during Passover.

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PACKER SHOES TK

Photos: Shulamit Seidler-Feller

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Learn, Practice, and Perfect Your Hebrew: Talking About the Holocaust

The StreetWise podcast from TLV1 in Israel tells us how the word ‘sho’a’ is being used in a number of contexts

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Walt Whitman’s New Health Treatise

A scholar discovers a hidden text by the great American author of ‘Song of Myself.’ But can the celebrated democrat survive the politics of 21st-century academia?

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Tony Nominations Highlight a Diverse, Maturing Broadway

In the with old, in with the new