Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
The influential artist talks about his Jewish Museum retrospective, ‘Mad’ magazine, and how the Shoah trumps art all of the time
A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris
Plus Jack Lew gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
A growing attachment to the male umlaut
The museum removed photos of gay men at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial from an exhibit on sex and identity
The young artist-provocateur Kehinde Wiley’s dignified portraits of men in Israel are the focus of a major new show at the Jewish Museum
Agenda: A month of Jewish film in New York, Shalom Auslander reads in Boston, Donna Karan shops, Susan Sontag is revived, and more
A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda
A Jewish literature is easy to identify. But defining Jewish art is a task of Talmudic complexity, as a new book, Jewish Art, makes clear.
Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more
An Ezra Jack Keats exhibit at the Jewish Museum underscores the children’s book author and illustrator’s striking ambivalence about his Jewishness
Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news
Artist literally sweeps the streets at her Jewish Museum exhibit
A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
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