Whole communities were wiped out in a matter of hours or days, making genocide seem possible.
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.
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.
True stories, literary retellings, and a religious response.
Arthur Kurzweil’s 4,000 dreidels.
Soviet insult and Nazi injury.
Ancestry records, memorial books, and more.
Where the Dutch queen approached the Munkatsher rebbe for a blessing.
And why Yiddish plays attracted Gentile audiences.