Judaism offers the same baroque supernatural possibilities that Christianity does. So why is it rarely a universal source for genre filmmakers? And what does it say about human evil?
World War II, the Cold War, American racism, Polish introspection, and Jerry Lewis
Rokhl’s Golden City: How Yiddish entered American pop culture, and how American pop culture penetrated the Yiddish vernacular
Israel’s Gesher theater company gives the classic tale of religious spirits a modern psychological turn
Newly digitized recordings offer an unprecedented glimpse of the Ukrainian-Jewish past
The late Marcin Wrona’s dark new Dybbuk parable digs deep into a haunted past
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For Halloween, the dybbuk—a demon that invades Jewish bodies—is back from the shtetl, and special rabbis will drive it out
S. An-sky created a survey—never completed—on shtetl life in the 1910s. Its 2,087 questions offer a fascinating window on the Pale of Settlement.
Studying the emergence of a Jewish national music in Imperial Russia