Jewish museums

Oddly discomfited by the Jewish center of the story it tells, and overly content with contemporary platitudes.

May 14 2019 12:01AM

The Met’s Jerusalem 1000-1400 is just one example of the way Jewish history, Jewish ideas, and Jewish art are trimmed to the purposes of contemporary taste and opinion.

Feb. 20 2017 12:01AM

The 500th anniversary of the first ghetto.

Eli Mendelbaum
Sept. 30 2016 12:01AM

An Orthodox rabbi’s unorthodox museum.

Jamie Manelis
Sept. 1 2016 12:01AM

They are still invoking dated forms of self-abnegation, or engaging in more or less ignorant forms of advocacy, or yearning for a vague universalism.

Feb. 22 2016 12:01AM

Why are so many Jews convinced that Jewish history, and Jewish pain, exist only to serve the needs of others?

Feb. 15 2016 12:01AM

From Maine to Florida and beyond, the Jewish museum is a nationwide (and worldwide) phenomenon. Why do Jews keep building them?

Feb. 9 2016 12:01AM

Ours is an era of museums celebrating the identity of nearly every group and ethnicity. But something else takes place when the identity in question is Jewish.

Feb. 1 2016 12:01AM

Art and religion in “Poem without End.”

Jan. 19 2016 12:01AM

Even as it features their work.

Frances Brent
Dec. 11 2015 12:01AM

What is Judeo-Arab music?

The View from Fez
March 31 2015 12:01AM

In the two decades before World War II, American Jews occasionally returned to their or their parents’ Polish cities and shtetls, and sometimes they recorded. . .

J. Hoberman
Dec. 1 2014 12:01AM