Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.
Losing, and finding, oneself in the late rapper’s raw honesty
A new generation of Azeri and Armenian grandmasters (with Jewish fathers!) clash at Magnus Carlsen’s Airthings Masters
The Israeli-born guitar hero died 30 years ago today
The president’s remarks signaled a departure from his predecessor’s policy on American captives abroad
The former seminary leader and Dutch politician saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust. He was also a fine chess player.
Mazal tov to Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Réti!
In 1917, J.J. and B.A. Simon escaped anti-Semitism overseas and founded what would soon become Omaha Steaks. It remains a massively successful family business.
The Tri-Faith Initiative brings together a synagogue, a church, and a mosque, with a promise to build bridges between them
The Indie rockers from Hoboken return with an eight-night slate at Bowery Ballroom
Campus Week: Good advice, bad advice, and other words to live by
To make Chess great again, one international organization is trying a radically new sponsorship program
Shaevitz’s Kosher Deli has been refining its hot dog recipe for generations, from Chicago’s North Side to Highland Park. Now, it’s perfect.
An evening of beer, rap, politics, and young Jews in love
I used to question the meaning of life. And then I met Lady.
But plans for the building’s future remain unclear
During World War II, Elgort’s grandmother served in the Norwegian Resistance, helping Norway’s Jewish children escape the Nazis
Take the time to learn about Canada’s rich Jewish landscape
The best Jewish band on the planet introduces a fourth sister, Frime Haim