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Arts & Culture

The products of the Yiddish greeting-card industry are a reminder of how wonderfully varied was the world of Yiddish-speaking Jewry.

Sept. 19 2017 12:01AM

A City and Its Fullness.

Sept. 18 2017 12:01AM

Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Alex Ryvchin
Sept. 18 2017 12:01AM

A comedian who embodied a Jewish stereotype from which the sting of prejudice had been leached.

Sept. 15 2017 12:01AM

If Judaism’s idea of art is one that can truly represent our frail, fallible humanity, then Rembrandt, who captured faces “without any attempt to beautify them,” is the artist for Jews.

Sept. 14 2017 12:01AM

The Rachel Corrie revival.

David Herman
Sept. 1 2017 12:01AM

Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s faith in a Zionist-led Hebrew renaissance never faltered; nor did his labors on its behalf. Yet he also became, so he felt, Zionism’s prisoner.

Aug. 31 2017 12:01AM

Poems take up nearly one fifth of many al-Qaeda magazines.

Alex Marshall
Aug. 30 2017 12:01AM

Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik was called upon by his contemporaries to play the role of a prophet. By consenting, he believed he had betrayed both his talent and his true calling.

Aug. 30 2017 12:01AM

In December 1903, Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik burst to fame and notoriety in a storm of rage at Jewish passivity; by 1910, his poetic career had stalled.

Aug. 29 2017 12:01AM

The tools of religion can help; but, like the tools of science, they can also harm.

Aug. 28 2017 12:01AM

The nutty professor’s inner Gentile.

Jeremy Dauber
Aug. 23 2017 12:01AM

From Islamic manuscripts to Quaker bonnets to Torah scrolls.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Aug. 21 2017 12:01AM