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Hitler’s Rabbit

Taika Waititi’s new film is a masterpiece

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In Bloom

A student remembers the great literary critic, who died this week at 89

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Harold Bloom

The late great literary critic ‘refused to judge books on any other basis than their imaginative strength’

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Israeli Apartheid Week on a South African Campus

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

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Dwight Eisenhower, Holocaust Rescuer

Fifty years after his death, a growing new appreciation for the president’s special empathy for the Jewish people

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Facebook’s Hate Speech Policy and the ‘Mystery of Elche’

A medieval Spanish passion play brings an ancient stereotype into the networked 21st century. Should the social media giant ban it from its platform?

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The Holocaust Is Having a #MeToo Moment

How should we handle Holocaust victims who also suffered sexual violence—at the hands of other Holocaust victims?

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Down With George Washington!

WPA artist Victor Arnautoff’s murals get the woke treatment in San Francisco

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The Marx Brothers in ‘Hello, Dalí’

An unrealized surrealist film project known as ‘Giraffes on Horseback Salad’ is rendered in comix, the latest of a century of Talmudic riffs on the disruptive vaudevillian outsiders

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The Proust of Disillusion

Remembering the Hungarian writer and dissident György Konrád, who died last month at age 86

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BDS Biter Kamila Shamsie Gets Bit, Loses Prize

The reaction to a rescinded European literary award exposes the hypocrisy of cultural boycotts

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Q&A With Yosef Begun

The great Soviet dissident and refusenik talks about discovering Hebrew, foiling the KGB, and surviving the ‘banya’

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Jews of Kansas

Ben Lerner’s new ‘The Topeka School’ and the problem of masculinity

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America’s New Sex Bureaucracy

Meme Wars: How campus Title IX courts’ guilty-until-proven-innocent subversion of due process is a harbinger of a dangerous wider shift in liberalism

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Self-Portrait in Black and White

The rewards of subordinating racial or ethnic identity, in the new memoiristic essay by the author of ‘Losing My Cool’

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Virgil and the Homeless Nations

A Jewish observation

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The Secret History of ‘Hava Nagila’

Uncovered: the earliest known version of the Hebrew song

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington Square

At last night’s rally, reviving the spirit of Frances Perkins

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The Hasidic Underground

Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy

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Jen Silverman Skins the Cat

The deeply absurdist, darkly hilarious drama, poetry, and fiction of a woman who wants to shake us out of our routines

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Live a Little

Slip sliding away, in an excerpt from the Booker Prize winner’s latest comic novel

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The Jewish 1%

It’s time to talk openly about the comforts and toxicities of vast wealth and power

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Who Won the Cold War?

How change swept across central Europe 30 years ago this fall

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The Cool Kids

Self-mutilation as a Jewish cultural strategy and the sad history of the Yevsektsiya

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The Jewish Half-Lives of Patrick Modiano

The Nobel laureate on the paper trail of evanescent French Jews, in ‘Family Record’

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Writing Jewish

How Sefton Goldberg saved my life

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Safed Kabbalah and Renaissance Italy

How Lurianic mysticism made its way to Europe—and back to the Middle East

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Turning History Into Fiction

Elias Khoury’s novelization of 1948 makes up more than just its characters and plot. Does it matter?

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Was B. Traven Jewish?

The mystery of the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre remains unresolved

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Second Avenue Elevated

Looking for tracks to my father’s unobtainable past, in old Jewish New York

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