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

Carlebach’s Broken Mirror

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

Sundown: Galliano Stripped of Legion of Honor

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

Daybreak: Europe/U.S. Gulf on Hezbollah

Plus, two mysterious blasts shake Eilat with no damage reported

On the Bookshelf

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

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

Last Exit

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

Radical Mystic

A onetime scientist’s progression from atheism to spiritualism

Among the Holy Schleppers

The long, strange trip of the woman behind Heeb

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