Painting a Portrait of a Political, Literary and Journalistic Powerhouse

Biographer Seth Lipsky talks about Abraham Cahan, his political sway, and the evolution of the Jewish press

The Good Murdoch

Media magnate Axel Springer’s significant, and unheralded, role in repairing German-Jewish relations

Q&A: Wojciech Jagielski

The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism

Generation X

The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake

Print War

How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press

Standard-Bearer

A liberal Jewish journalist in Israel wonders where her allegiance lies

Publish or Perish

Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them

Apply for a Free Jewish Journalism Class

I took it; it’s great

No Prize

A new biography charts Joseph Pulitzer’s path from immigrant cub reporter to newspaper magnate and boss from hell

My Son, the Pornographer

By the 1960s, Playboy and its founder had become household names. But while Hugh Hefner was out making his brand synonymous with the good life, a team of Jewish editors made his magazine one of the liveliest, sexiest, and most progressive reads around.

Sundown: Shul for School

Plus a break for Baltimore’s Jewish paper, Yiddish flu-prevention, and more

Why Try to Re-Brand Israel?

It may be a waste of resources, ‘Commentary’ says

U.S. Shift on E. Jerusalem: Bad, or Wrong?

One blogger is worried about the change, another doesn’t buy it

Sundown: For Our Brilliant Readers

More Madoff trickle-down, kashrut, and another disputed honoree

Shock Therapy

How my shrink helped me by becoming my biggest problem

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