Arts & Culture

Some reflections on how we Jews cope with the majority culture around us, provoked by Handel’s beautifully crafted 1741 oratorio.

Dec. 22 2020 12:01AM

Hersh Rasseyner is inescapable. The guy-yelling-at-you figure reappears in each generation, going back to when even Moses pulled a “Hersh” for the entire book of Deuteronomy.

Dec. 21 2020 12:01AM

Five more of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring Stalingrad, the master, Margarita, parasitic minds, infectious ideas, dust, heaven, Zoom, traveling light, and more.

Dec. 18 2020 12:01AM

Five more of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring what Jews are for, magicians, assassins, call signs, chaos, separated siblings, and more.

Dec. 17 2020 12:50AM

Mosaic and Ruth R. Wisse invite you to a special holiday dramatization of the classic Yiddish story.

Dec. 16 2020 12:02AM

Five of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring Turkish denial, Jesus’s wife, coffeehouse culture, angst, WEIRDness, and Judaism straight up.

Dec. 16 2020 12:01AM

The National Gallery of Art has postponed a blockbuster show featuring a renowned American Jewish artist because his work needs further “interpreting.”

Dec. 8 2020 12:01AM

The first complete translation of the Yiddish classic, in which former classmates rediscover one another after the Holocaust and resume their old debates about God, man, and history.

Dec. 7 2020 12:02AM

How I came to translate one of the greatest stories in all of Yiddish literature, a work that I believe uniquely illuminates the debate at the very center of Jewish modernity.

Dec. 7 2020 12:01AM

Why do Yiddish speakers refer to children by terms of endearment seemingly meant for adults?

Nov. 18 2020 12:01AM

The highly acclaimed Apeirogon, a recent novel about the Israel-Palestinian conflict, has a lot more to say about Jews and Israel than anybody has picked up on—none of it good.

Oct. 20 2020 12:01AM

A spectacularly illustrated new book charts the contents of one of the world’s most valuable libraries of Jewish books, and pays tribute to the obsessives who tracked them all down.

Oct. 14 2020 12:01AM

The master of Jewish letters on what to do if you’re sick of baking bread and reorganizing your closet.

Oct. 9 2020 12:01AM

Daniel Hagège.

Chen Malul
Sept. 11 2020 12:01AM