In the second of a five-part series, how a rotting post-industrial city became Britain’s anti-Zionist capital
The murdered opposition leader represented the dilemmas of the Jewish politician in Putin’s Russia
Russian liberals see the late opposition leader as a martyr, but he was also a player in the post-Soviet power grab that is still unfolding
The influential rabbi takes a walk in 1923
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
To fight the chained-wife problem, more women are insisting on a special prenup
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry
… but Yiddish is still Yiddish, Rep. Pelosi!
The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.
The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar illuminates the bluntness and delight of American Yiddish in the last century. A new excerpt.
What is and what isn’t
Yiddish meets the Supreme Court
Yiddish is far from dead. It’s undead, and it haunts everything from Harvey Pekar’s comics to the vampire literature of the early 20th century.
Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.
Rep. Michele Bachmann tackles Yiddish; Yiddish wins
The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter