Sundown: New Jersey Vandal Arrested

Plus, Eichmann items on display, quoting Barney Frank, and more

Ring of Truth

The Metropolitan Opera’s new Siegfried, part of its ambitious Ring cycle, exposes the greatness—and the limitations—of Wagner and his admirers

BREAKING: Abbas to Go to Security Council

Move will prompt U.S. veto. And what else?

Muted

Performances of Wagner’s music are effectively banned in Israel. Should they be?

Silver Linings!

Quote of the Day

Dissenter

Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist activist in early 20th-century Berlin, murdered by her political enemies after World War I. She’s the topic of the debut edition of “Long Story Short,” a new podcast on people and ideas in Jewish life.

Pride and Prejudice

Growing up in Germany, I was raised to be unpatriotic. But in multicultural New York City, where everyone loves a parade, ethnic celebration can also carry undercurrents of hatred.

Inheritance

First as cattle dealers and now as dairy farmers, the author’s family has long been defined by their cows. A trip back to their Bavarian homeland revealed this legacy to be more unusual—and fraught—than she’d ever imagined.

Into the Fire

In David Unger’s novel The Price of Escape, a refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in a Guatemalan port town only to find himself in a new kind of hell

Pressure Mounts for German Documents

‘Don’t mention the war,’ say some

Daybreak: Gaza Back-and-Forth Continues

Plus U.N. posturing, Lebanese blaming, and more in the news

Daybreak: Political Change in Egypt

Plus the happiest Jew, Sheen is bi-Jewish, and more in the news

Poles Want Auschwitz Moved, on the Internet

But it’s so heavy!

Monumental Embrace

Daniel Estrin reports on the controversy over Berlin’s latest Holocaust memorial, a tribute to gay victims of the Nazis that has pitted historians against activists and gay men against lesbians

Faustian Bargains

There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion

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