A strong communal response to a terrorist attack in the 1980s seeded a new generation of dynamic leaders
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
The novelist sees troubling links between the church and the military
The author and others speak in a new film about his life and work
Nathan Englander’s revealing new play The Twenty-Seventh Man dramatizes Stalin’s murder of gifted Yiddish writers
With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted
Plus Settlers of Canaan, Myra Kraft honored, and more
In the new collected stories of Nathan Englander, and in his revised Haggadah, Jews cling tenuously to the easily broken chains of tradition
One of those Upper West Side evenings
The Holocaust, Israel, and Jewish identity
Shavuot is celebrated with all-night study sessions. We asked four people we admire—a novelist, a musician, a rabbi, and a theologian—what texts they’d like to read in the early-morning hours.
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Why a growing number of today’s young Jewish fiction writers—including two of the finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize being awarded tonight—are grounding their novels in scholarly research
From the classic to the newfangled: haggadahs for Seders of every shape, size, and stripe
Upcoming author panel to be moderated by The Scroll!
Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?
Plus a Jewish ‘Jersey Shore,’ and more
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.