‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’ offers insight into the city’s prewar culinary scene—and pioneering restaurateur Fania Lewando
A new gallery show helps reassess the Lithuanian-born artist’s important work—and reveals it as anything but tragic
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
The Jewish master is as Russian as a Big Mac
The Jewish Museum exhibit features the painter’s work from 1930 to 1948
A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris
Joint Israeli and German operation led to suspected ringleader Itzhak Zarug
Plus Joan Rivers the octogenarian, Jonah Lehrer is back, and more
Plus a bipartisan deal on guns checks
In a cemetery thousands of miles away, an unexpected host helped me reconnect with my lost friend
Jews’ interest in angels dates back millennia—as the Israel Museum’s ‘Divine Messengers’ exhibit attests
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
Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?
Three remarkably realist Marc Chagall paintings of synagogues, to be sold at Sotheby’s tomorrow, tell the story of the artist’s Zionism
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.
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.
A birthday message
As the owner of a Manhattan store, Fleurs Bella, Bella Meyer is creating her own art with blossoms as her medium
From flowers to all-night study sessions and, of course, cheesecake, everything you need to celebrate the Festival of Weeks
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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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
Aliyah B intrigue, Chagall de-Jewified, and more
Belarus embraces Chagall but leaves his Jewishness at the door
What does Chagall have to do with Russian Yiddish theater?
The many lives of a restless painter
Benjamin Harshav explores the Moscow Yiddish Theater
How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star