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
The 100th anniversary is the time for Israel to rethink the moral concession it has made by abetting Turkish denial
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
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
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?
Video: Fry up these savory snacks at home, and make your own spicy harissa for dipping
The great Yale literary scholar introduces new poetry by Peter Cole, in ‘The Invention of Influence’
An encounter with legendary rock star Lou Reed, who died this weekend at 71
The Brooklyn-born punk star, writer, and poet altered the New York cultural landscape
Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party
The rock star’s new tribute to his teacher, the writer Delmore Schwartz, illuminates their common genius
The writer Delmore Schwartz is largely forgotten today, but he once captured the anxieties and hopes of the Jewish intellectuals of the 1930s and stunned his generation with his poems and short stories
Delmore Schwartz, once one of America’s most celebrated writers, died mad and forgotten, having produced little in his later life. His story remains a compelling cautionary tale for American Jews.
A haftorah of strong emotions and long views
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
Eva Kor, who survived Mengele’s experiments, forgives Oskar Groening, the ‘Accountant of Auschwitz’
Don’t be slouches, tweens!
Gray Lady cuts bridge column with ‘sadness'; nixed chess column 6 mos. ago
Resolution defeated in tight vote at annual conference; criticisms mount
JR Smith delivers roundabout sockdolager in ugly, series-clinching win
Israeli aid among outpour of support for earthquake victims; Chabad House of Kathmandu in need
Former Polish foreign minister, an Auschwitz survivor, masterminded Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews
Organization honors author of ‘The Brothers,’ a book about Boston Marathon bombers
Maryam Faghihimani shares how she learned to look past ‘black holes of pasts,’ befriend Jews
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