The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
World War II hero Witold Pilecki infiltrated the death camp and reported to the Polish high command
Their parents and grandparents hid their Jewishness, but now some Poles are converting back to Judaism
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
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Sicily, Italy
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past