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Hot Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: Turning the mameloshn into erotic poetry

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Whole Hearted

Ep. 215: The ‘Soon By You’ cast returns, plus cantorial student Jacob Sandler and an unexpected update on an apology story

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A Must-See Holocaust Movie (No, Really)

‘Four Winters’ is a documentary with suspense, humor, and zero sentimentality

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The Shadow Election

2020, 1941, and the grand-scale rollback of a shared devotion to democratic freedom

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Germany Can’t Stop Loving Iran

After repeated attempts to thwart U.S. sanctions aimed at Iran’s nuclear program, Trump’s latest moves have left Berlin with few options

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The Russia Scare

Stories about Kremlin trolls and Moscow hacking U.S. elections are useful scapegoats to avoid the reality of America’s deep political dysfunction

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Missing You

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies gives a Nixonian salute

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The Fox and Lox

A high-stakes poker story for Valentine’s Day

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Three Coins and You’re Married

A manuscript sheds light on a 16th-century tale of Jewish love and betrothal