East European Jewry

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

Where the Dutch queen approached the Munkatsher rebbe for a blessing.

Matt Lebovic
June 10 2021 12:01AM

And why Yiddish plays attracted Gentile audiences.

Alyssa Quint
May 26 2021 12:01AM

Are American Jews up to the task?

Lucy Dawidowicz
April 7 2021 12:01AM

And devoted himself to reviving forgotten Jewish music.

Neil Genzlinger
March 1 2021 12:01AM

In the mega-shtetl of Berdichev.

Aug. 6 2020 12:01AM

Vilna’s Jewish graveyard and its martyred caretaker.

Shnayer Leiman
Aug. 3 2020 12:01AM

The Strashun Library, and the heroism of those who saved it.

Allan Nadler
April 21 2020 12:01AM

The Chmielnicki uprising left thousands of Jews dead, and changed intercommunal dynamics.

April 14 2020 12:01AM

What Lucy Dawidowicz learned about the breakdown of social order and its effects on the Jews.

Nancy Sinkoff
April 3 2020 12:01AM