A History of the Grandparents I Never Had

A newly translated excerpt unearths the lives—from the shtetl to Auschwitz—of ancestors who died before the author was born

Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

A Growing Fear in France

As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test

Sharia Don’t Like It

An Israeli director is beaten in France, and his film, Rock the Casbah, gets mired in politics of perception

Bulldozing Soviet Art

A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?

Marine Le Pen’s Insane Kippah Ban Defense

Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do

François Hollande and French Jewish Memory

Paris marks its liberation, pays tribute to deported Jews

My Grandfather’s Love Songs

A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East

Florence Waren: Hiding in the Spotlight

The famous Jewish dancer was a fixture in Nazi-occupied Paris

The Ghosts of Edward Saïd

A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry

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