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The Search for Utopia Reaches the End of the Road in ‘American Commune’

Sex and drugs and Passover Seders: In a new documentary, two sisters reflect on their years on The Farm in the 1970s

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Carlebach’s Broken Mirror

Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry

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Sundown: Galliano Stripped of Legion of Honor

Plus Sorkin’s Jewish characters, a ‘Simpsons’ catchphrase is born, and more

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Daybreak: Europe/U.S. Gulf on Hezbollah

Plus, two mysterious blasts shake Eilat with no damage reported

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On the Bookshelf

From the classic to the newfangled: haggadahs for Seders of every shape, size, and stripe

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Song and Prayer

The musician Debbie Friedman, who died Sunday, helped inaugurate liberal Judaism’s sing-along style of worship and awaken her listeners to an inclusive, progressive, and accessible strain of spirituality

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Last Exit

In Gal Beckerman’s telling, the story of the Soviet Jewry movement becomes one of modern Jewish history’s great dramas

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Radical Mystic

A onetime scientist’s progression from atheism to spiritualism

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Among the Holy Schleppers

The long, strange trip of the woman behind Heeb