Three self-portraits by Felix Nussbaum, at New York’s Neue Galerie
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the biblical redemption of a woman’s eldest opens logical byways into cesarean sections, stillbirths, and when Jewish life begins
Begins with an ‘N’ and ends with an ‘I’
‘I want to tell you about the things that connect and separate fathers and sons, of the bridges to friendship and the spaces they must cross, and of seeing through to the best in people.’
Why there are no jokes about Jewish fathers
My father always told us about how he survived the Holocaust. Now that dementia has taken his memories away, it’s my turn to tell his stories.
Sundays, I am a Unitarian. But now I realize that I am always a Jew.
Remembering my dad through one of his favorite foods: borscht
As a celebrated Jewish boarding school unexpectedly shut down last week, one former faculty member looks back at its inspired life and unsettling demise
A consistent foreign policy can be one that clearly speaks out against the Assads of the world but then says, we can’t go to war in all these places and we can’t intervene in all these places
Third in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, conjuring the vibrant souls from the days when anarchism was an authentic current of the American labor movement, and the left wasn’t blindly anti-Israel
Second in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, civil war in the garment center