I.B. Singer, the Last Demon

In stories written in Poland and the U.S., the modernist master Isaac Bashevis Singer mined folk tales to convey the 20th century’s essential cruelty

Advocate

Norman Eisen, an old friend of Obama’s from Harvard Law School, is bolstering the forces of liberalism as ambassador to the Czech Republic

Family Reunion

A Brooklyn writer, great-great-grandson of a revered Hasidic rebbe, travels to Hungary to see if he feels a connection to his iconic ancestor

Survey Says

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.

Paschal Lampoon

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.

Conference Call

The Lithuanian sponsors of a Holocaust education program have a dark history of their own

Holey Mission

An American Jew brings bagels back to Vilnius

Anti-Anti-Semitism

World Without Nazism is a Kremlin-flavored Anti-Defamation League for the post-Soviet realm—but is it good for Jews?

The Crime of Surviving

By arguing that Nazi and Soviet crimes are equal, Lithuania is airbrushing the Holocaust out of its history

Holocaust Survivors Will Get Assets

Left by heirless Jews

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