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Bury Me Behind the Fence!

Rokhl’s Golden City: The turn-of-the-century proto-feminist melodrama ‘One of Those,’ and the allure of Holocaust-studies failure

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Nice Boy Shares Toy

A dispatch from David Levinthal’s doll-house diorama factory, where the photographer plays with the line between real and pretend

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Shlock vs. Shock at Harvey Weinstein’s Old Hunting Grounds: A Last Dispatch From Cannes

Godard gets stiffed. Ukrainian gets punched. Spike Lee’s KKK Disneyland. And more from the Croisette.

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Philip Roth, New York City, 1973

The great American photographer somehow caught the writer’s Id, under a stuffed antelope

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Philip Roth, American Dreamer

Marc Weitzmann remembers the man he knew whose literary genius and artistic ethics served as a form of resistance

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American Ghosts

Bernard-Henri Lévy remembers watching Trump’s inauguration with Philip Roth

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God and America and Philip Roth

On the late writer’s evolution from secular psychological realist to seeker of the nation’s holy heart

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Poetry Gone Viral

Eighteen-year-old Caroline Kaufman’s verse found its audience—and subsequent book deal—on Instagram

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The Catholic Priest Who Became an Orthodox Jew

Before modern conversion was widespread, Abraham Carmel, a former Anglican turned Catholic, dove into Judaism with a desire to teach its tenets, a disdain for liberalism, and a willingness to criticize the leadership that resisted his entry into the faith

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The Industrial Removal Office

Letters to and from the early-20th-century immigration service that sent thousands of Jews to America’s heartland

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Cannes Diary, Episode 2: Harvey Weinstein Is Gone. Lars von Trier Returns. Kurdish Women Fight Alongside Han Solo.

Israeli offerings at the celebrated film festival are lackluster, and even the oligarchs seem cowed in a glamour industry facing its reckoning

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The German Students and the Murdered Language

The writer Henry Roth’s English was sometimes difficult. A school examination in Germany asked young people to understand it—and the lost shades of the Yiddish that preceded it.

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Fake News From Cannes

Sergei Loznitsa’s dark, formalist ‘Donbass,’ set in the occupied eastern region of Ukraine, is a harrowing and sophisticated fictionalized account of the reach of Putin’s Russia

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There Is No ‘T’ in Bochco

The late television producer famed for ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘L.A. Law’ was more than just a great storyteller

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Roberto Saviano, Author of ‘Gomorrah,’ Takes on Internet Nazis

Tired of internet conspiracy theories and vile anti-Semitism, the journalist turns his attention from Italy’s mafia to its white supremacists

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Jake Tapper’s Spy Novel Is Startlingly Good

Bookworm: The Washington hand’s debut thriller ‘The Hellfire Club’ delivers

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Jewish, Ugly, Weird, Oversexed, Gross

Aline Kominsky-Crumb is the Jewish woman’s Philip Roth. Her reissued and updated collection, ‘Love That Bunch,’ is a satisfying epic of modern feminism.

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A Family History of Mer-Kup, a Modernist Hub in Mexico City

How my great-grandmother, a Polish immigrant to Mexico, became a champion of artists like Mathias Goeritz, Sebastián, and José Luis Cuevas

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Return to Sender

Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to a Palestinian Neighbor’ may not reach its intended audience, but it may well have another closer to home

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Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins’ ‘Dybbuk’ Returns

It’s the opposite of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ New York City Ballet’s new production opens this week.

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Chaim Soutine, Modernist Master of Flesh, at the Jewish Museum

The superb show of 32 paintings, opening this week, highlights the painter’s fascination with the dreadful spectacle of death, and the splendor of his artistry

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Lou Reed, Poet

The new volume ‘Do Angels Need Haircuts?’ brings to life a historic 1971 poetry reading, recorded and recently rediscovered in the late musician’s archives

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A Yiddish ‘King Lear’ for the Ages, on an Empty Stomach

Rokhl’s Golden City: A superb new production of Jacob Gordin’s Shakespeare adaptation, a dive into the Yiddish folksong archives of proto-ethnomusicologist Ruth Rubin, and a first farewell drag act

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Red Army Veterans

May Day: Portraits of the Jewish soldiers who fought in World War II under the flag of Communism

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‘Awakening,’ a Short Story by Isaac Babel

A new English translation for May Day

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The 1968 Forced Exodus of Polish Jewry on Film

May Day: How Polish filmakers documented and interpreted the ‘March Emigration,’ an ‘anti-Zionist’ purge in communist Warsaw 50 years ago

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A Beast of Unknown Origins

May Day: The surprising Jewish origins of the animated character who taught a generation of Soviet children to be good communists

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New Documents Reveal FDR’s Eugenic Project to ‘Resettle’ Jews During World War II

As the Holocaust raged, the American president secretly asked his government to study the possible resettlement of remaining European refugees in Africa and South America. His goal: for Jews to be ‘spread thin all over the world.’

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The History and Future of Holocaust Research

How newly opened archives, a wider European scope, transnational narratives, and integrated big data are changing our understanding of the Shoah

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Martin Luther and Me

How a Jewish journalist came to spend years writing a book about the Protestant Reformation

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