Fifty years ago, Adolf Eichmann was tried for war crimes. In a new book from Nextbook Press, historian Deborah E. Lipstadt examines the proceedings that changed the way we think about genocide.
Discussing the recent burst of celebrity anti-Semitism—and whether it really matters—with Abraham Foxman, Jeffrey Goldberg, Emily Nussbaum, and Matthew Hiltzik
When the Cold War ended, most Americans happily forgot about the real possibility of nuclear annihilation. Ron Rosenbaum didn’t, and his new book argues that the risk is greater today than it’s ever been. A Vox Tablet conversation.
Adah Isaacs Menken was a 19th-century actress known for her audacity on and off the stage. A new biography uncovers the woman behind the scandals.
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein wowed critics in 2007 with her original and passionate take on the Goldberg Variations. With her new Bach: A Strange Beauty, she’s poised to do it again.
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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David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been
A well-oiled selection of Hanukkah fare—from a new twist on latkes to salads and savory ‘gelt’
Marc Weidenbaum explains the art of the remix and the creation of Anander Mol, Anander Veig
A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music
A new report tries to understand the demographic shift facing Jewish leadership
Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach
David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living
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For Jews and for Americans, what does it mean to be a chosen people?
Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement
Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies
Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident
Defending Wiesenthal, not healing the world, and more
A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually
Yiddish Princess takes rock and roll (and Yiddish) to a whole new level
Discussing ‘The Frozen Rabbi’ with author Steve Stern, who’s stuck in the Jewish past
From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman
A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh
How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine
Following the trail of the Grand Concourse from premier address to place of ruin
Andre Aciman takes up the motifs explored in his memoir—desire, home, and memory—in a steamy debut novel, Call Me by Your Name.