As American Jews, we like to think that we’re on the side of the oppressed. But in Kentucky, some Jews owned slaves, some helped the Harlan miners, and some fought desegregation. How do we own up to that history?
For $585,000, you can buy a studio in Manhattan or J.D. Salinger’s house in Cornish, New Hampshire. Contemplating a move, Adam Langer ventures to the faraway land where Salinger lived in seclusion after attaining unwanted fame.
It began with the Cheap Shop. Today there’s a good chance you’ve heard of some of the 10,000 Jews who live in New Hampshire.
Robert Zimmerman was raised in Hibbing and Sandy Koufax famously sat out a World Series game in Minneapolis. Here are 12 surprising facts about Minnesota’s Jewish history.
Three years ago, Daniel Levy committed suicide at the age of 21. Now, his father Adam Levy, front man for the Minnesota indie rock band The Honey Dogs, is trying to use music as a way to erase the stigma associated with mental illness.
Adam Langer explains why he will always think Manny’s Coffee Shop is better than the 2nd Avenue Deli — and how he will never ever ever be a New York Jew.
On his deathbed, Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow asked ‘Was I a man or was I a jerk?’ 100 years after Bellow’s birth, Zachary Leader’s biography examines why we still care about the answer.
Aleksandar Hemon’s new novel asks us how we avoid turning into either zombies or zombie hunters. Sex, violence, chaos and pointed social commentary ensue in this tale of Chicago.
Once, Sephardic influence on Seattle’s farmer’s market was palpable. Today, you can still hear just a few traces of Ladino there.
There’s a lot more to Illinois Jewish history than Rahm Emanuel and Golda Meir. Here are a dozen things you may not know about members of the tribe in the Land of Lincoln.