In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate
Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
Exclusive footage of Anthony Ciccone singing his sister’s hit ‘Like a Prayer’: ‘It means something to me,’ he says
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.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates won’t show the film
Darren Aronofsky didn’t make his protagonist a vegetarian—the Bible did
It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made
Darren Aronofsky credits Mrs. Fried with the idea for the film, cast her in it
Who built the ark? Russell Crowe.
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
Plus GOP hammers Obama on Syria envoy, and more
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In Leeches, a novel by the Serbian Jewish writer David Albahari, Belgrade plays home to nationalists, anti-Semites, and kabbalistic puzzles
Site of famous coaster up for sale
Whom to root for Sunday night
Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
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.