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‘Speed’ Levitch, Neo-Hasid

Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?

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Judaica at Sotheby’s

The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah

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River of Berman

A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life

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John Lennon’s Alter Ego

On the anniversary of the Beatle’s assassination, turning to his wild, controversial biographer for enlightenment

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The Tainted Bird

A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms

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Bigger, Longer, Bakshi

How the godfather of X-rated animation—subject of recent screenings—paved the way for South Park

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Death Masks at MoMA

The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow

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Reviving the Downtown Sound

John Zorn’s Tzadik record label compiles the radical work of the 1980s New York jazz group Hasidic New Wave

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Zubin Mehta Speaks Out

The maestro slams artistic boycotts and Israel’s Palestinian stance as his Philharmonic visits Carnegie Hall

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Louis Kahn’s Timeless Vision for an FDR Memorial on Roosevelt Island in New York

The great architect’s park, designed in 1974, finds kinship with Roman and Egyptian ruins, with their silent, powerful massing

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School of Arts and Sciences

In a haunting memoir, an Upper West Sider puts family secrets—including AIDS—under the microscope

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The Jewish Objects of New York

Highlighting the Jewish impact on New York City

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Shark Week Update: Mayor Mike Makes Out

Coney Island grows up a bit

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Lenny Bruce Everywhere

Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop

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The Jewish Writer’s Dream Wife

Why I published Friderike Burger’s memoir of her service as femme de l’artiste to Stefan Zweig

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The American Girl in the Bunker

To a volunteer from New York in an IDF paratrooper unit, the rockets fired from Gaza last week felt like war

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Gospel Music’s Jewish Genius

The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music

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In the Jewish Museum’s Closet: Photos of Gay Men at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial

The museum removed photos of gay men at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial from an exhibit on sex and identity

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Swastikas, Taken in Stride

Anti-Semitic graffiti in Hasidic Brooklyn excites the media, but many residents—old and young—shrug

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The Ruins of the Borscht Belt

A ghostly chaise at Grossinger’s, rubble at the Concord, and other photos of once-great Catskills resorts

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The Riches of Rags

A revival of Yiddish poet H. Leivick’s play reveals a genius at the center of a turn-of-the-century literary scene

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A Contemporary Freudian Slip

After a controversial but predictable debate, a leading New York psychoanalytic society changes its name

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Shiva for a Beastie Boy

Adam Yauch, who died Friday, was a pioneering hip-hop star, a talented MC, and something rarer: a mensch

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A Brief History of Anarchy

Scholar Thai Jones traces New York City’s role as a center of American protest, from the anarchist marches of 1914 to Occupy Wall Street today

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Orthodox Art Photographer Spy

The Russian immigrant Anna Shteynshleyger, a formerly observant Jew in the contemporary art world, creates lush, melancholy, Edenic works

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The Devil in Sarah Stein

Thane Rosenbaum’s young-adult novel The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, takes on the Holocaust and Sept. 11 but can’t reconcile Jewish past and future

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Avigdor Arikha’s Art of Pain

The skilled Israeli painter, a Holocaust survivor who died in 2010, has a major gallery show in New York. Plus: an interview with his daughter.

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The Candy Store Poet

Herschel Silverman, a poet and candy store owner from Bayonne, N.J., was immortalized and befriended by Allen Ginsberg. At 85, the beat goes on.

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Jesus Christ!

The Son of God takes Manhattan—from Bigger Than Jesus to Godspell—and the people blamed for his death wonder where to turn

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Sanctuary

Free Men, a film about Muslim members of the French Resistance in World War II, evokes recent surveillance activity by the New York Police Department

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