Judaism

Books

Philip Roth Happily Pissed a Lot of People Off

The late, polarizing novelist set a high bar for everyone else—and himself—to violently crash into.
Andrew Martin
5.24.18
YouTube

This Guy Taught a Pug to Heil Hitler and Was Convicted of a Hate Crime

The "professional shitposter" who goes by the name Count Dankula could wind up behind bars for up to six months.
Drew Schwartz
3.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Why Was an Artist Allowed to Film Naked Tag Inside a Nazi Gas Chamber?

Jewish groups are asking the Polish president to condemn Artur Żmijewski's art film after discovering it was shot at a former concentration camp in Poland.
Drew Schwartz
12.2.17
Life and Death

I Spent a Night Watching over a Dead Person

I learnt what it takes to be a shomrim – someone who keeps dead people company in the days before their funeral.
Sara Silvennoinen
6.8.17
Religion

Ex-Clergy Explain How They Realized There Is No God

"I certainly do not hate the Church... I do, however, think that they are wasting a lot of time, effort, and money on nonsense."
Annie Armstrong
4.19.17
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

Seventy-Two Hours at the Hasidic Burning Man

Redeem your soul, stock up on groceries, or simply dance, dance, dance to the ecstatic music proclaiming God's—and Rebbe Nachman's—eternal greatness.
Ross Ufberg
4.10.17
Judaism

Trump, Trolls, and Rediscovering My Jewish Identity

How the resurgence of anti-Semitism made me confront my complicated history with Judaism.
Eve Peyser
3.24.17
crime

A Historian of Judaism Explains What's So Troubling About the Latest Wave of Anti-Semitism

What swastikas, cemetery vandalism, and bomb threats say about the state of American hate.
Mike Pearl
3.6.17
crime

How Jews Are Responding to a Wave of Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats and Vandalism

The surge of attacks have brought only weak responses from Donald Trump. Some fear it will only get worse.
Alex Kane
2.22.17
Stuff

Butt Mitzvah: What it Is to Be Young, Gay and Jewish

I'm gay and I'm Jewish, but rarely do I think about the intersection between these two big parts of my identity.
Michael Segalov
11.29.16
Stuff

How Hungary's Anti-Semitic Far-Right Poster Boy Found Out He Was a Jew

In 2006, Csanád Szegedi was Vice President of the country's virulently anti-semitic Jobbik Party. Then, his career came tumbling down after it emerged that his family had survived Auschwitz and Nazi labour camps.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.18.16
News

How Mentally Ill Hasidic Women Slip Though Cracks in the System

Isolated from secular society and often at the mercy of unlicensed therapists, it can be nearly impossible for women in New York's ultra-Orthodox world to find the help they need.
Allie Conti
8.16.16