Elie Wiesel took to the 92Y stage this week for an evening of Yiddish standards, childhood reminiscences, and Borscht Belt shtick. Somehow it worked.
Books that instruct, books that edify
In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction
It’s time for Israel to rethink its rejection of the Armenian Genocide
Jews of Madison Avenue, Jews of Broadway
Madoff imagined, and more
The controversial new Madoff play may be obscene, but that’s why it’s great
Like most Holocaust historians, Christopher Browning was wary of survivor testimony. Then, one case made him realize he could ignore it no longer.
Plus Iron Dome is fully forged, and more in the news
Protests in an East Jerusalem neighborhood are reviving the Israeli left
D.C. theater head bowed to Wiesel’s request
Run out of D.C., it heads upstate
Plus pagan burial grounds, and more
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Plus Wiesel dines Chez Obama, Mideast nukes, and more in the news
With newspaper ad espousing reverance for Jerusalem
An introduction to Wiesel’s Holocaust masterpiece
Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more
Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more
Friday-night dinner with the machers in Switzerland
The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship
Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics
Golf course graves and Wiesel’s latest
We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?
Dog fur, Jesus, and the dignity of Iranian Jews
One victim wants him to live long and suffer
‘Burn these books,’ candidate once said of Hebrew works
A childhood obsession with the Holocaust
Oprah visits Auschwitz: In good taste or bad?