Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
The long-serving senator’s war story
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow
Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else
A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur
Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival
The haunted history of a famous violin
An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
Why I published Friderike Burger’s memoir of her service as femme de l’artiste to Stefan Zweig
With a reference to ‘Polish death camps,’ Barack Obama stumbled into a debate about World War II
The Czech Surrealist Jindřich Heisler’s mystical art, on view in Chicago, reflected the Holocaust he avoided
NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt
That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
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