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The Death of Jean Daniel

Bernard-Henri Lévy remembers his friend and mentor, the activist and journalist of the ‘Nouvel Observateur’ and doyen of the French left

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The Jewish Disney Family of Egypt

A new documentary traces the rise, fall, and amazing rediscovery of the world’s first Arab cartoon star

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The Afterlife of Hanoch Levin

The late playwright and poet finds himself embraced by the mainstream audiences he spent his life rebelling against

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Hungarian State Secretary Zoltán Kovács Responds to Tablet

Was dumping Imre Kertész from the school curriculum an act of state anti-Semitism? A letter of reply.

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Tyranny, Trump, and Anti-Trump

New books attempt to answer: Is the American president a tyrant? And if so, what kind?

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Nebbish Frederick Douglass

Art rapper Rhys Langston’s philosophy of a half-black Jewish kid from all over Los Angeles

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Jewish Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész Is Dumped From the Hungarian Curriculum

In an attempt to Make Hungary Great Again, the populist government digs up some musty anti-Semitic nationalists for its recommended reading lists instead

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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

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The Meaning of Bad Sex

#MeToo spawns a literature

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In a Birch Forest, With the KGB

Extraordinary photographs of a refusenik picnic in 1974, when Soviet Jews were far from free

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My Favorite Singer Brother, I.J.

Was Isaac Bashevis’ older brother Israel Joshua Singer the better novelist?

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The Kindest of Strangers

A new biography revives the generous life of Salka Viertel, L.A. ‘salonnière,’ memoirist, ‘Garbo specialist,’ and Jewish mother to Hollywood stars

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How Do You Say ‘Quidditch’ in Yiddish?

The inside story of how ‘Harry Potter’ was translated into Yiddish

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‘Joker’ Is the Movie of the Year

The Oscar favorite intelligently addresses America’s current artistic and political twin crises

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The Ceramics of Annabeth Rosen

Recent shows in San Francisco and Houston of the artist’s assemblages demonstrate our ‘futile attempts of putting things together’

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Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To the Edge of Sorrow’

The Israeli master’s latest novel to be translated to English is about the intricate work of forging a community, and a national narrative

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Heifetz’s Violin

How the violinist Emily Gresser came to make music with the virtuoso—in our barn

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Franklin Roosevelt Betrayed Europe’s Jews

Leading American historians and rabbis covered for FDR’s mistake

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Bye-Bye Barneys

A remembrance of sales past

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A Russian Typewriter Longs for Her Master

A portrait of my father, the refusenik writer and medical scientist David Shrayer-Petrov, as a New England poet, on his 84th birthday

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The Girl Who Took On the British Empire

Esther Cailingold was disillusioned with the British Empire’s treatment of Jews after the Holocaust. So she joined the Jewish resistance in Palestine.

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And Statistics

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies turns 91!

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The Zionist X-Ray

How a secure Israel brought out the best—and worst—of political Arab men of letters

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Adonis in Jerusalem

A Syrian-born poet resembles Arab literary men of the ancient past

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Bellow in Jerusalem

A reader’s notes from the Old City

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Jakob Dylan Is a Good Jewish Son

A rock prince pays respect to his elders in the moving documentary ‘Echo in the Canyon’

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A Taste of Syria in the Andes

On the trail of my great-grandfather, a merchant immigrant to Argentina

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Russia, My Homeland

I knew it was out there somewhere

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