Prague Elects New Chief Rabbi

Czech capital’s Jewish community chooses a Prague native for the post

Remembering Murdered Researcher Jiři Fiedler

Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment

San Francisco Federation Chief Resigns; Woody’s Family Tree

Plus new fiction from Nicole Krauss, and more in the news

Krakow’s Main Square Ranked #1 in World

Lonely Planet names Rynek Głowny most beautiful square

Why I Didn’t Want To Visit a Concentration Camp—and Why I Changed My Mind

In Latvia, visiting a site where thousands were killed seemed too much to bear, until I saw a place where the living still gather

On Why the Czechs Voted With Israel

Examining the unlikely alliance

The Modern Golem

In a new graphic column, Judah Loew and his famous homemade creature time-travel to the wilds of New York City, circa 2012

Advocate

Norman Eisen, an old friend of Obama’s from Harvard Law School, is bolstering the forces of liberalism as ambassador to the Czech Republic

Thanksgiving Without the Turkey

The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family

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.

Where 36 Hours Isn’t Enough

The ‘Times’ goes to Krakow

Postcards From Berlin

Time hasn’t healed it, and the people aren’t helping

Sundown: Michelle Obama Selects a Menorah

Plus, the freeze is temporary, watch the Swiss, and more

The Loew Life

Artist Mark Podwal’s love affair with Prague

The Office Series, Day Four: After Kafka

Nazis in the workplace, what Kafka’s writings presaged

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