In 1939, Metzger escaped the Nazis on a Kindertransport. His radical anti-art, or ‘aesthetics of revulsion,’ often dealt with the rejection of power.
For over 60 years, Rubinger captured modern Israel life—its leaders, wars, and people, including an everlasting image of three IDF paratroopers looking at the Western Wall after its recapture
Pearl Nathan, the mother of Tablet food columnist Joan Nathan, dies at 103
The German-Jewish immigrant was married for 76 years and served Chicago’s Emanuel Congregation for 30 years, serving as an educator well into his retirement
Why the death of Mary Tyler Moore—who portrayed an independent woman with a fulfilling life on her titular sitcom—matters now more than ever
Remembering the life of my friend and colleague—a professor and attorney who served as Israeli’s Justice and Finance Minister
I am forever grateful to ‘Momy,’ as he was known, because he helped launch my career years ago. But it was his lifelong devotion to Gibraltar that will last for generations to come.
The actress and socialite is dead at the age of 99
Hill, who died this week at the age of 94, once asked himself: ‘Was I born just to memorize lines?’
‘A great independent and irreverent spirit and a moralizing political dissident in the great Russian tradition’
A Chicagoan whose parents spoke Yiddish, Mikva received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 for a lifetime of public service. He died on July 4.
Best known for his role as Chekov in the ‘Star Trek’ movies, Yelchin wore a hamsa and Star of David around his neck
From his wedding to Liza Minnelli to a star turn on reality TV, David Gest was nothing if entertaining
Remembering ‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon, Living Theater co-creator Judith Malina, Amazon.com’s most prolific book reviewer Harriet Klausner, and many more
The American entrepreneur and founder of a hugely successful mail order business was the first female owner of a company listed on the American Stock Exchange
Remembering the founder of Coffee House Press, who passed away Sunday
A former student remembers the influential scholar and expert in Arab history, who died this week at age 68
The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America
As Edgar Bronfman is eulogized in Manhattan, looking back to a Jewish coming of age in a time of war and sorrow
One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide
Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art
The widely-celebrated composer was 68.
Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.
Jeanette Ingberman—the co-founder of New York’s Exit Art gallery, who died last week—brought a Talmudic sensibility to avant-garde art
Anne Frank protector who saved diaries after arrest was 100
A Hanukkah memoir, an important professor dies, and more
Was mightier than Jews-as-outsiders stereotype
‘Journal,’ ‘TNR,’ Podhoretz, others eulogize