Arts & Culture

From its priceless collection of artworks, a foremost cultural institution has harvested mainly inferior examples for display, while submerging Jewish identity in a sea of “universal values.”

May 6 2019 12:01AM

Not packaged, not square, not oven-baked: that’s what it wasn’t. But what it was and where the name for it comes from is still something of a mystery.

April 24 2019 12:01AM

A few months ago, I was approached with a request to become involved in a then-secret mission: to examine one of the very few high-medieval Haggadahs still in private hands.

April 23 2019 12:01AM

When he learned just how much power the likes of Richard Dawkins had amassed, the writer Scott Shay decided to fight back.

April 18 2019 12:01AM

A posthumous collection edited by his son Daniel clarifies the great columnist’s legacy to American, and to Jewish, discourse.

April 17 2019 12:01AM

Post-Holocaust towns populated by biblical ghosts.

Chaim Grade and Julian Levinson
March 28 2019 12:01AM

Contention was so much a part of modern Yiddish culture that, in any study of that culture, it was all but taken for granted.

March 27 2019 12:01AM

Take, for instance, the word tararam, meaningwhat else?—“fuss” or “hullabaloo.”

March 20 2019 12:01AM

Tradition!

Madeleine Kearns
March 18 2019 12:01AM

An apartment is emptied of its possessions—and suddenly filled with life.

Boris Fishman
March 12 2019 12:01AM

Civilization’s weather vane.

Howard Jacobson
March 8 2019 12:01AM

“I want you to know that I leave Israel a different man than when I arrived.”

Meirav Kaminsky
March 5 2019 12:01AM