The third stop of my literary tour of Eastern Europe brings me to the home of Vasily Grossman, the great bard of WWII.
Women’s History Month: Pauline Wengeroff, the late-19th-century Russian grandmother and memoirist who saw through the emerging patriarchy in Eastern Europe, was no Betty Friedan
The story of Simhah Isaac Lutski helps explain how Karaite Jews retained their communal and doctrinal coherence amid other competing, more ‘European’ forms of Judaism
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism
A look at the history and roots of common Ashkenazi surnames
A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album
The Yale historian explains his masterwork and its transnational narrative of the Holocaust
Forget Purim. Passover has a rich comedic tradition all its own, with parodies of the haggadah mocking everything from rabbis and the rich to Mussolini and Hitler.