The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
Plus a school war in N.Y., and more in the news
Except there’s no agreement on preconditions, or on potential mediator
French-Jewish founder of structuralism was 100
In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse
For murder of French Jew, but accomplices get off easy
Vandalism, a troublesome comparison, and more from the news
To get with the peace program
Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus
Philippe Grimbert pretended he had an older sibling. The macabre reality was not far off.
In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son
In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex
American novelist Jonathan Littell has snared France’s top literary prizes
A new biography of Irène Némirovsky reveals an author less saintly than her current readers might like to believe
Jacques de Lacretelle won praise when he wrote in Dreyfus’ shadow, but today his portrait of a prep-school peer looks grotesque.
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Sicily, Italy
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past