Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
A new documentary exposes the football team of the Terezin ghetto—part of the Nazis’ strategy to fool the world
Remembering a Holocaust survivor who died saving his students
The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.
One in five Holocaust survivors in Israel goes hungry. We must fix this shame right away.
Blossom director Zane Buzby offers financial support to a group of tragically overlooked Holocaust survivors
Hiking the Appalachian Trail—once before Tisha B’Av—taught me the essence of observance
My grandfather never talked about his time in a concentration camp. Five years after his death, I finally heard his story.
The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.
Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more
The command is to never forget the Holocaust—but some survivors wish they could, as late-onset PTSD brings back vivid memories they can’t escape
Some post-Yom HaShoah reading
Plus, remember to remember, ‘The Great Dictator,’ and more
Plus Israel insists on ‘homegrown’ peace, and more in the news
A great escape, a really long book, and more
On Yom HaShoah, one woman’s story of tunneling from a Polish work camp
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
The Purim parody videos have arrived
Tens of thousands flood lower Manhattan to challenge proposed legislation
Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment
Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers
Historians explain the man of the moment in Ukraine
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice