In the Palm of His Hand

A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant

Mazel tov, Fergie!

You just got a little more Jewish

The Minority Within the Minority

A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America

Mother Tongue

Second Fiddle

Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories

Center Stage

Molly Picon’s scrapbooks bring back memories

In the Fold

Flipping through the world of ultra-Orthodox women’s magazines

Notice!

Getting under the cheerful surface of historical signage

All You Can Eat

Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats

A Wanderer in the Desert

How a tubercular shoemaker became a great Yiddish poet

Power Failure

Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge

Land of the Lost

Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters

Asch’s Passion

A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man

The Bogeymen of Studio 60

On Aaron Sorkin’s new show, the banter is flying and the Christian right is raging

Way Up in the Gods

Luba Kadison, once a member of famed Yiddish theater company the Vilna Troupe, reminisces about her past

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