The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
The activist and Peter, Paul, and Mary guitarist turns 75 today
Or this week in high-profile auctions
Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more
The writer unpacks her record collection and the lazy pleasures of a lifelong music listener
Peter, Paul, and Mary meets with Israeli Labor MK
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
Two firefighters killed, two others shot, in attack in western New York
Plus a presidential zombie face-off, Peruvian shamans weigh in, and more
Plus Hamas fires anti-aircraft weapon at Israel for first time ever
The genius of Steely Dan talks blacks, Jews, and Lenny Bruce—and his new record, Sunken Condos
Plus the swastika comes to Twitter
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
A look at Bob Dylan’s new album, which drops today
Bobby Zimmerman renews an old venue in Port Chester, New York
Aly Raisman may have revived a tune
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.