Why is a Jewish group dedicated to tolerance honoring a politician who has failed to support religious minorities?
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
The former mayor, who had a deep relationship with Catholicism, will be memorialized in a Mass at St. Patrick’s
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album
As New Mexico marks 100 years of statehood, one woman looks back on her great-aunt and -uncle, who helped spur a century of Jewish life there
Orthodox klezmer and bluegrass virtuoso Andy Statman and evangelical country star Ricky Skaggs cross genres and faiths to form a mighty duo
Yoshie Fruchter and his band, Pitom, delve into repentance on the new album Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes, a jazz-metal take on confession
Hentoff sends collection skyrocketing
Plus the Jewish World Cup, and more
In producing Jewish music, trombonist Rafi Malkiel found inspiration in water
Yiddish Princess takes rock and roll (and Yiddish) to a whole new level
A Lower East Side concert in memory of Dave Tarras, who helped invent klezmer
Two bands cultivate the ‘Afro-Judaic’ aesthetic
A very Yiddish Christmas, Christmas songs by Jews, and more
A pair of Swiss musicians brought their Jewishness back from the dead
A new box set offers a taste of one of the world’s great Jewish music collections
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
He was one of the last three remaining Warsaw Ghetto fighters
The Doors guitarist remembers the influential keyboardist
Putting Lolita‘s famous creep through an exegesis
The Jewish judge in the case is trying to dissuade him
Two young filmmakers are bringing the story of Streit’s Matzo Factory to life
Plus the Claims Conference and the Department of Justice
Plus bad blood between Germany and Hungary
How is Israel still responsible for regional peace?
The bookseller’s new campaign runs across the genres
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.