A dispatch from the front lines of the racially charged, vocal, violent, identitarian, anti-Zionist, anti-oppression, anti-Semitic, cultural touchstone battles over Jews, Israel, and the future of ethno-nationalist states
Around the country, shuls facing declining attendance are being converted into museums and cultural centers
The late great literary critic ‘refused to judge books on any other basis than their imaginative strength’
This humble pastry is the perfect dish for Simchat Torah. And it’ll cure your hangover, too.
When the holiday turned my synagogue into a chaotic nightclub, I finally felt like part of the Jewish community
Salvaging rags, scrap metal, and discarded junk, Jewish immigrants helped create a whole industry
Jodi Kantor on ‘She Said’ and breaking the Harvey Weinstein story, and Peter Pomerantsev on disinformation and democracy
How the day neo-Nazis marched in America—and Anne Frank—made my Israel
Where Germany’s government has failed to protect German Jews from rising anti-Semitism, they have taken steps to defend themselves—efforts that have saved lives
It’s not about celebrities. It’s about us losing trust in each other.
Taika Waititi’s new film is a masterpiece
A student remembers the great literary critic, who died this week at 89