The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
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.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
And how it is only a symptom of a larger German problem
Ukrainian-American was among last living (alleged) Holocaust camp guards
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
Plus politics Valley-style, a pro-Israel symposium, and more
In Shalom Auslander’s new novel, the protagonist tries to wean himself of optimism while doing battle with the freeloader in his attic: Anne Frank
Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is both a moral and an aesthetic disaster, an embodiment of much that is wrong with American-Jewish life
A new English-language translation of the short stories of Soviet writer Der Nister, or The Hidden One, brings his enigmatic Yiddish work to light
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Video games are the medium of revenge, and for Israeli boys killing Hitler in Wolfenstein, that meant addressing some deep traumas
New book reveals extent of IKEA founder’s collaboration
Why this corner of the Shoah is often overlooked
First as cattle dealers and now as dairy farmers, the author’s family has long been defined by their cows. A trip back to their Bavarian homeland revealed this legacy to be more unusual—and fraught—than she’d ever imagined.
Sympathizing with Hitler—as Lars von Trier did this week at a much-publicized press conference at the Cannes film festival—may be the most Jewish thing the director has ever done
Plus the last Nazi war criminals, Cornel West, and more
Plus a classic anti-Nazi comic book, the Beastie Boys, 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.