The story of Simhah Isaac Lutski helps explain how Karaite Jews retained their communal and doctrinal coherence amid other competing, more ‘European’ forms of Judaism
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism
A look at the history and roots of common Ashkenazi surnames
A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
Forget Purim. Passover has a rich comedic tradition all its own, with parodies of the haggadah mocking everything from rabbis and the rich to Mussolini and Hitler.