Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

A Growing Fear in France

As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test

Sharia Don’t Like It

An Israeli director is beaten in France, and his film, Rock the Casbah, gets mired in politics of perception

Bulldozing Soviet Art

A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?

Marine Le Pen’s Insane Kippah Ban Defense

Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do

François Hollande and French Jewish Memory

Paris marks its liberation, pays tribute to deported Jews

My Grandfather’s Love Songs

A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East

Florence Waren: Hiding in the Spotlight

The famous Jewish dancer was a fixture in Nazi-occupied Paris

The Ghosts of Edward Saïd

A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry

Tel Aviv’s Comics Knock-Out

Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb

Melancholy Gay Arabia

Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa confronts the challenges of gay life in the Mideast in An Arab Melancholia

Auntie Semitism at the Met

Gertrude Stein’s ties to Nazis, revisited at the museum, shouldn’t eclipse her nurturing of young artists

Edouard Vuillard’s Jewish Muses

A Jewish Museum show reveals an avant-garde painter in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris transformed by his patrons into a mere portraitist

La Différence

While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?

The Prague Cemetery

In a new novel, 19th-century Europe is a land of ominous mystery, and a Parisian junk shop is the passage to a lost world. An excerpt.

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