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No Brisket, No Chopped Liver: Recipes for a Meat-Free Jewish Kitchen

‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’ offers insight into the city’s prewar culinary scene—and pioneering restaurateur Fania Lewando

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Is Chaim Soutine the Great Overlooked Jewish Painter of Modernity?

A new gallery show helps reassess the Lithuanian-born artist’s important work—and reveals it as anything but tragic

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My Name Is Donald Lev, I Speak for the Trees

The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade

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Hey, Putin: Lay Off the Chagall

The Jewish master is as Russian as a Big Mac

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Chagall’s Dark Side on Display in New York

The Jewish Museum exhibit features the painter’s work from 1930 to 1948

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Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

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Israeli Arrested in International Art Forgery Ring

Joint Israeli and German operation led to suspected ringleader Itzhak Zarug

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Sundown: Iranian Nuclear Facility Damaged?

Plus Joan Rivers the octogenarian, Jonah Lehrer is back, and more

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Sundown: What’s at the Bottom of the Sea of Galilee?

Plus a bipartisan deal on guns checks

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Kaddish With a Dead Celebrity

In a cemetery thousands of miles away, an unexpected host helped me reconnect with my lost friend

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Angels in Judaica

Jews’ interest in angels dates back millennia—as the Israel Museum’s ‘Divine Messengers’ exhibit attests

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Who Shall Live

Reporter Dara Horn admires Varian Fry, who saved Jewish intellectuals from the Nazis, but she questions his belief that not all lives held equal value

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The Rescuer

Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?

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Interiors

Three remarkably realist Marc Chagall paintings of synagogues, to be sold at Sotheby’s tomorrow, tell the story of the artist’s Zionism

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Seeing Double

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.

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Magic Keys

Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.

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Flower Shop Owner Traces Her Passion to Time Spent With Her Grandfather, Marc Chagall

As the owner of a Manhattan store, Fleurs Bella, Bella Meyer is creating her own art with blossoms as her medium

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Shavuot 2011

From flowers to all-night study sessions and, of course, cheesecake, everything you need to celebrate the Festival of Weeks

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Hasidic Cubism

A new exhibition highlights how Marc Chagall was both a part of and apart from the avant-garde movements that defined the Parisian art scene in the years before and after World War I

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Mood Indigo

Today on Tablet

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Rhapsody in Blue

Newly restored, Chagall’s America Windows—conceived in honor of the 1976 bicentennial and popularized in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—sparkle as never before

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Today on Tablet

Aliyah B intrigue, Chagall de-Jewified, and more

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Favorite Son

Belarus embraces Chagall but leaves his Jewishness at the door

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Marc Chagall

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Curtain Call

What does Chagall have to do with Russian Yiddish theater?

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Through the Looking Glass

The many lives of a restless painter

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Curtain Up

Benjamin Harshav explores the Moscow Yiddish Theater

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Portrait of an Artist

How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star