Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
Leaked footage offers a fitting send-off for Foxman’s five decades of service
Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?
Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland
The boy from Hicksville blows out the candles
Or the dreams of one young piano-playing Billy Joel fanatic
Part IV: The Grand Audio Finale!
Part III: ‘Until The Night’
Part II: “Los Angelenos”
Part I: “Rosalinda’s Eyes”
A different matrix for judging success
The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.
Elie Wiesel took to the 92Y stage this week for an evening of Yiddish standards, childhood reminiscences, and Borscht Belt shtick. Somehow it worked.
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
The Purim parody videos have arrived
Tens of thousands flood lower Manhattan to challenge proposed legislation
Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment
Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers
Historians explain the man of the moment in Ukraine
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice