Fifty years ago today, LBJ sent U.S. troops to the Dominican Republic. In the poet Alexis Gómez Rosa, we reap what he sowed.
A tiny island off Cancún in the Mexican Yucatán is the modern Jewish world in microcosm
The new culture of progressive right-think may be even worse for Jews—and liberalism—than Obama’s Iran deal
An excerpt from Steven Gimbel’s new biography of the great scientist follows his quest for a permanent position, through Zurich after 1909
Happy 200th birthday, you ‘hair-oil using, false-jewel wearing, tailorish non-gentlefolk.’ You’re one of us.
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
An episode about similarities between Asians and Jews plays to stereotype
The congresswoman and activist is his favorite New Yorker
Community board halts plan to rename Lower East Side intersection
A lawsuit brings about quite an ethical conundrum
Plus a Norwegian paper publishes a horrendous cartoon
In his will, late Beastie Boy “MCA” prohibits use of his songs in commercials
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Adam Yauch, who died Friday, was a pioneering hip-hop star, a talented MC, and something rarer: a mensch
Plus UCSD controversy, the new face of Jewish Germany, and more
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys is dead at 47
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art