Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
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
After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps
With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?
Gertrude Stein’s ties to Nazis, revisited at the museum, shouldn’t eclipse her nurturing of young artists
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind
Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion
Dutch Jew David Koker’s extraordinary diary, a clear-eyed and sensitive account of life inside a concentration camp, is finally available in English
Free Men, a film about Muslim members of the French Resistance in World War II, evokes recent surveillance activity by the New York Police Department
Saul Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet is a document of the cravings of 1960s America, and an attempt to bring the Holocaust to bear on America
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.