The Once and Future Jewish Exorcists

For Halloween, the dybbuk—a demon that invades Jewish bodies—is back from the shtetl, and special rabbis will drive it out

Schlocky Horror Picture Show

The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films

Yet Another Russian-Immigrant Novel

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Western Promises

With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction

‘The Dybbuk’ as Memoir

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Divided Soul

A new biography examines the conflicting passions that animated the life and work of Dybbuk playwright S. An-sky

Notes From Underground

A new history examines the Jewish role in the musical world of Czarist Russia

Still Lives

Newly discovered photographs shed light on daily existence in the Pale of Settlement

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