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
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
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?
Kaddish for the recently deceased poet with a history of bigotry, from a poet with a feeling for jazz
The genre-bending musician channels the notion of ‘Zion’ through reggae-dub
John Zorn’s Tzadik record label compiles the radical work of the 1980s New York jazz group Hasidic New Wave
With A Dreamers Christmas, subversive jazz musician John Zorn makes a straightforward holiday album that’s radical in its own way
We may talk of its eternal qualities, but the music of Kol Nidre is forever being made anew
In producing Jewish music, trombonist Rafi Malkiel found inspiration in water
Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats
Cliche-free jazz, punk, and hip-hop
The brilliantly aggravating music and art of Mauricio Kagel
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
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