Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
The singular horror of the Holocaust is being lost in exchange for enshrining rare moments of inspiration and universal narratives of suffering
‘Maus,’ at 25, Goes ‘Meta’
The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.
He is practically begging Drake to respond!
Think of it as a wonderful bit of revenge
Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked
Two new books, The Druggist of Auschwitz and Reluctant Accomplice, offer true stories of average citizens’ divergent responses to Nazi rule. They help us examine our own rationalization of genocide.
Sarah’s Key, the new film version of the acclaimed 2007 novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, recounts a Nazi-ordered deportation of French Jews, once as personal trauma and then again as forgotten history
Between color wars and singalongs, some Jewish camps include Holocaust education in Tisha B’Av programming. What does that mean for Jewish identity?
In The Lost Children, Tara Zahra tells the heartbreaking stories of child survivors of World War II, whose fate was often decided by ideological battles, policy debates, and lingering ethnic tensions
Plus survivors benefits, Ofer Contra, and more
Once and future running back unleashes Holocaust analogy
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
Plus the last Nazi war criminals, Cornel West, and more
A few years ago, Israel Shamir’s anti-Israel vitriol would have been marginal and largely ignored. But in the age of WikiLeaks, a Holocaust-doubter can become a legitimate source of news. Part 2 of 2.
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Day 23 of Operation Protective Edge
And a challenge for our readers
Says she’s also Menachem Begin’s third cousin
A teacher’s story
The famed and controversial atheist weighs in on Gaza
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority