Naftali Zvi Yehudah Berlin and Ḥayyim Soloveitchik.
How socialists traded Jews for pigs.
The dean of Yiddish versus Hitler’s professors.
The UN recognizes slivovitz.
Rabbis had figured previously in Yiddish literature, but they were usually secondary characters.
The other great escape.
Whole communities were wiped out in a matter of hours or days, making genocide seem possible.
The great Jewish writer evoked a city—now under threat from Russia’s armies—with a character of its own that has entered into folklore, literature, and the popular imagination.
A new documentary about the man who captured Ukraine’s Jewish music.
The name is comical and magical at once, designating a city of broad boulevards and fancy shop windows known to Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the dairyman and others.
Alcohol, trade, and kosher food.
The Mosaic columnist joins us to talk about her new podcast and the poetry and literature it will explore.
Archivists have restored and preserved an extraordinary trove of documents.
From a title inspired by a Chagall painting to 35 discarded songs, the classic musical has a rich and illuminating history.