Hungry for Assimilation

The pickle, reviled by American food purists, was a staple of the Jewish immigrant diet

Sundown: Jews Come to Japanese Aid

Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more

No Mr. Nice Guy: Lou Reed

On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice

Jazz Standards

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene

Rabbi Zuckerberg

Josh Yuter, punny Twitterer

Sore

When immigrant Lower East Side moms rioted over tonsillectomies

Sundown: Hitchens To Have Chemo

Plus Cantor ups profile, ‘TAL’ takes last breath, and more

Mistaken Identity?

When I lived upstairs from the Jewish Defense Organization, Hitler was a presence on the Lower East Side

Sundown: Goldstone Responds

Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more

Yiddish Troupe Battle Royale

Two Jewish theater companies, three opinions

Sundown: Abbas Says He Fears Israeli Assassination

Plus happy 100th to a New York knishery, and more

Dolled Up

American Girl teaches the economic realities of the old Lower East Side—and of today

A Guss by Any Other Name

Lower East Side picklery to lose name, too

Guss’ Pickles Decamps For Brooklyn

Are there any more decent pickles in Manhattan?

On the Other Side

Moishe Nadir wrote Yiddish stories for American audiences—on deadline

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