East European Jewry

Rabbis had figured previously in Yiddish literature, but they were usually secondary characters.

David Fishman
Oct. 19 2022 12:01AM

The other great escape.

Yehuda Geberer
July 28 2022 12:01AM

Whole communities were wiped out in a matter of hours or days, making genocide seem possible.

Magda Teter
June 27 2022 12:01AM

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.

April 18 2022 12:01AM

A new documentary about the man who captured Ukraine’s Jewish music.

Andrew Silow-Carroll
March 24 2022 12:01AM

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.

March 9 2022 12:01AM

Alcohol, trade, and kosher food.

Glenn Dynner
Feb. 21 2022 12:01AM

The Mosaic columnist joins us to talk about her new podcast and the poetry and literature it will explore.

Feb. 18 2022 12:01AM

Archivists have restored and preserved an extraordinary trove of documents.

Alyssa Quint
Feb. 3 2022 12:01AM

From a title inspired by a Chagall painting to 35 discarded songs, the classic musical has a rich and illuminating history.

Saul Jay Singer
Feb. 3 2022 12:01AM

True stories, literary retellings, and a religious response.

Rachel Manekin
Dec. 23 2021 12:01AM

Arthur Kurzweil’s 4,000 dreidels.

Shira Hanau
Nov. 1 2021 12:01AM

Soviet insult and Nazi injury.

Livia Gershon
Sept. 3 2021 12:01AM

Ancestry records, memorial books, and more.

Tim Fitzsimons
July 26 2021 12:01AM