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A Bubble Bursts

With his golem still missing, Judah Loew becomes acquainted with that most New York of moods:  agitation

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Survival Elements

Lauren Henkin’s photographs feature trees growing in unlikely places

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Modern Love

Brooklyn-born photographer Julius Shulman, the subject of two recent books, captured Los Angeles’ development into a center of modernism

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The Other Arbus

Photographer Diane Arbus was an accomplished artist and a troubled person. Two recent books disagree on the extent to which one led to the other.

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Photographic Memories

Israeli photographer Sharon Ya’ari views the American Colony Photo Department’s images of the Holy Land—and finds echoes of his own

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Keeping Score

In a new collection, One to Nothing, Russian-born photographer Irina Rozovsky portrays an unsettled Israel in struggle with itself

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Imaginary Homeland

Visiting Poland—the country where my mother was born—upended the black-and-white fantasy I had created in my mind

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Gone

Yuri Dojc, a Canadian photographer born in Slovakia, photographed abandoned prayer books in his family’s ancestral village, where he uncovered a life the Nazis destroyed and his relatives refused to discuss

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Faraway, So Close

In a new collection of photographs, 5683 Miles Away, New York-based Israeli expat Yael Ben-Zion looks at everyday life in her homeland with both nostalgia and disillusion

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Eastern Exposure

David Shneer’s new book on Soviet Jewish photographers and the pictures they took offers a new perspective on 20th-century history, from the Russian Revolution to the Holocaust

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Ebb and Flow

Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.

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Picture Imperfect

Are there right and wrong ways of looking at Holocaust-era photographs?

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Question of Faith

Photos: In Medellín, Colombia, Jewish converts trace their heritage to the Spanish Inquisition

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The Holocaust in Russia, Photographed

The Soviet Union obscured victims’ Jewishness

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Shift in Focus

Tired of glossy magazines, photographer Harry Borden turned his attention—and lens—toward Holocaust survivors

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Sundown: Goldstein Versus Goldstone

Plus kids in government, Nimoy’s exit, and more

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A Permanent Remembrance

Holocaust survivors sit for stunning portraits

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How Bibi Gets His Way

One word for it might be ‘nagging’

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Close Up

Photographer Frederic Aranda offers an intimate glimpse into the Lubavitch world

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Fashion Photog Irving Penn Dies

Was mightier than Jews-as-outsiders stereotype

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Daybreak: War Crimes

Hamas and Israel both guilty, Rome adopts Shalit, and more from the news.

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Clique

Did Jewishness inform Robert Frank’s photographic vision?

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Temple Seeker

Thomas Roma photographs Brooklyn’s synagogues past and present

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Memory Trip

Rachel Lichtenstein takes us on a tour of forgotten places along London’s Brick Lane

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All in the Family

Andrea Stern’s new collection of photographs chronicles the intimate life of a family—her own