Péter Forgács’ Memory Art Brings Phantoms of Eastern Europe to Light

‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film

Stop Kvetching: Yiddish Isn’t Dying

YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive

The Lost Poems of Ka-Tzetnik 135633

Auction house offering Auschwitz survivor’s elusive pre-war book for $7,000; copies also available at several libraries

The Mystery of the Origins of Yiddish Will Never Be Solved

How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself

Where Did Yiddish Come From?

An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans

The Head of the Jewish Community of Ukraine Speaks Out Against Putin

Soviet dissident and Freedom Prize winner Josef Zissels becomes a Ukrainian Jew

A New Interactive Map of the Vilna Ghetto Asks: What Good Is History if It Isn’t Told?

The reVILNA digital mapping project seeks to restore the lives that were lived before they became anonymous victims

Sundown: Bulgaria Not Blaming Hezbollah

Plus what the ‘knaidel’ debate says about us, poverty in Israel, and more

The Book Thief: How Stolen Nazi Documents Made Their Way to American Jewish Archives

Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?

Daybreak: U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels?

Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement

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