‘The Passenger’ is a moving Polish Jewish-Catholic Soviet hybrid with a glaring omission. But is it a ‘Holocaust opera’?
How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself
Jonathan Groubert discovers just how unreliable family histories can be when held up against archives and artifacts
Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns