An architect built me a house in Warsaw—coincidentally right where my mother risked her life to save her family
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
Agnieszka Holland’s new Holocaust film, In Darkness, is a quietly moving take on a subject that should be inexhaustible—but isn’t
How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press
A panoramic history of Russian and Polish Jewry focuses on the key period between 1881 and 1914
Back when the Yiddish press relished covering suicides
In early-20th-century Warsaw, making sure people observed the Sabbath was serious business
The upcoming Turkish-Japanese-American War, and more
Long before Jerry Springer, divorcing couples fought it out before Warsaw’s rabbinical court
The grisly aftermath of a broken engagement
When bris attendees turn into brawlers
Prisoners! A Hitler tree! A gay rabbi! Kibbutzniks!