Henry Roth Slept With His Sister and His Cousin

Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?

Seeking Knishes, Finding Lobster Rolls

New England native finds two kinds of comfort food on the Lower East Side

Jewish-Themed Movies, Without Jews

Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant’: period fantasies that shy away from real Jews

Joaquin Phoenix Is His Doppelganger

Director James Gray talks about basing ‘The Immigrant’ on his own family history on the Lower East Side

Animating the Love, Hope, and Despair of the Forward’s Legendary Advice Column

In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan

Now Your Home Can Smell Like Katz’s Deli

They’re selling a chocolate egg cream scented candle

New Film Tells the Story of New York’s Russ & Daughters

‘The Sturgeon Queens’ documents 100 years of the iconic appetizing shop

Tenement Museum Planning Major Expansion

The $8 million project means more space for the Lower East Side institution

NYC Probably Not Getting ‘Beastie Boys Square’

Community board halts plan to rename Lower East Side intersection

Stanley Fischer’s Fed Nod; Iran and Russia’s Deal

Plus Dieudonne fans hack French pro-Israel sites, and more in the news

Bloomberg’s Tab; Suicide Bombings Rattle Russia

Plus more U.S. universities slam ASA Israel boycott, and more in the news

Katz’s Deli Hawking Sweet $5,000 Nike Shoes

That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!

A Pilgrimage to the Vanishing Streets of My Grandmother’s Lower East Side

My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared

NYC Synagogue President in $25 Million Feud

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members

How To Give Your Kids a Taste of the Jewish Immigrant Experience

Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel

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