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Ghosts of the Borscht Belt

In her new book, photographer Marisa Scheinfeld documents the ruins of resorts in the Catskills, ‘America’s Jewish Vacationland’

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Remembering Ruth Gruber

The American journalist, humanitarian, and photographer whose images captured the harrowing journey of Jewish immigrants aboard Exodus 1947, has died at the age of 105

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The Lost and the Saved

A photographic journey in search of an Israeli family she never knew she had

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Nan Goldin’s Ballad of Sexual Dependency, from CBGB to MoMA

Or, how a nice Jewish girl got her nose broken by her bad boyfriend

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Eli Singalovski Shoots the Concrete Face of Israel

One photographer asks, can architecture create a better society?

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Coming Home

As I interviewed Israelis about their vision for the future, I tried to untangle my own relationship to the place where I once lived

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Photos from Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade

The colorful, celebratory scene from the 17th annual event

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The Greatest Hairdresser of the 20th Century, Revealed

In 1947, Roman Vishniac documented Orthodox Jewish Holocaust Survivors near Paris. He also photographed Antoine.

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Laurie Simmons’ Doll Girls at the Jewish Museum: A Dialogue With Jeremy Sigler

The artist on Jewish mothers, ‘1950s American’ dummies, childhood superheroes, phallic red lipstick, and Japanese sex toys

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Larry Sultan’s Porn Stars, Mezuzahs, Migrant Workers, and Jewish Mothers

In the late photographer’s first career retrospective, the ‘aroma of daily life’ lives forever

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Portrait of Orthodox Girl in Synagogue Wins International Photography Award

‘Chayla in Shul’ will be displayed in London’s National Portrait Gallery

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Jerusalem Above / Jerusalem Below

Kitra Cahana’s photographic art and why it was a good match for S.Y. Agnon

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Borscht Belt Ruins on Display in New York City

Photography exhibit shows the remains of the great Catskills resorts

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Remembering Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff

New York City native chronicled the captivating, everyday world around her

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A Photographer in the City: Garry Winogrand’s New Metropolitan Ironies

The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’

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Project Offers Fresh Glimpse Into Jewish Krakow

‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames

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Nazis’ Aryan ‘Poster Child’ Was Actually Jewish

She’s now an 80-year-old chemistry professor in New York City

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The Jewish Museum Trivializes the Jewish Giant

Curators turn Diane Arbus’ iconic photograph of Eddie Carmel at home into a stereotype

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Provocative Photo Project Goes Viral Among Orthodox Students

‘What I Be’ portrait series makes waves at Yeshiva University

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Photographing Ariel Sharon

Gillian Laub remembers her portrait sessions with the late prime minister

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The Things Refuseniks Carried Out of the Soviet Union

On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience

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Poland’s Undead Gravestones

Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles

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Joel Meyerowitz Looks Back

Celebrating a half-century of work, the photographer recalls his Bronx childhood and days at Ground Zero

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Vivian Maier’s Jewish Chicago: A Reminiscence, as a New Doc Tries to Revive Her Story

The recently discovered street photographer trained her lens on my family—and a lost, genteel world

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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 Treblinka Gold Rush

After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps

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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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Last Stop for the Golem

Rabbi Judah Loew brings his creature to life once more, but their reunion may be brief: They can’t agree where to go—or what century to live in.

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Finding the Lost Golem

Rabbi Judah Loew discovers the whereabouts of his long-lost creation in The New Yorker, only to realize that he may be too late to save him

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Google and the Golem

Suffering from amnesia, Rabbi Judah Loew’s modern golem searches online for information about his father—and finds out the truth about himself

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