The director’s masterpiece trapped him in the role of the official keeper of our memory. Now that he’s gone, it’s up to us to carry that tremendous burden.

The one Yiddish phrase you need to make sense of the president’s latest adventures in international politics

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Mark Zuckerberg: Holocaust Deniers on Facebook Are Making an Honest Mistake

Everybody gets it wrong sometimes, says the morally oblivious oligarch

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Nancy Schwartzman

The director on rape culture, consent, and how far we still have to go in the fight against sexual harassment

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Lamentation for a Swimming Pool

This Tisha B’Av, I’ll be mourning for a different site of spiritual importance in Jerusalem

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A Polish Children’s Classic Comes Back Into Print—With Enduring Style

After the illustrators escaped the Nazis, Lewitt-Him brought their Eastern European sensibility to London, where they designed everything from propaganda posters to stamps

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Cooking Times and Air Rights

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis determine the finer points of animal sacrifice and follow their logical reasoning to the limits of the absurd

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Jacques Attali, Nomads, and French Anti-Semitism

How the Jewish neoliberal éminence grise of Emmanuel Macron’s government became both Marine Le Pen’s perfect enemy and her accidental inspiration

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Comrades, Run!

How a grueling 56-mile ultramarathon in South Africa became a stage for racial reconciliation—and national belonging for immigrant Jews

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Puerto Ricans and Jews, Adrift Together on Their Islands

Why Hurricane Maria is only part of the problem in the U.S. territory

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Einstein, Toni, and Me

How I came to know one of the scientist’s love interests from the early days of the Weimar Republic

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Richard Siegel and ‘The Jewish Catalog’

The lead author of the field guide to late 1960s and ’70s countercultural Judaism died last week

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Games at Birkenau

Tablet Fiction: ‘I am the custodian of the killing fields’