As a child in prewar Vienna, Stefan Edlis collected stamps. He moved on to art — and has donated the largest gift in the history of the Art Institute of Chicago.
What happens when your kippah doubles as a Phillies cap? A short documentary by Aeon’s Collin Kornfeind explores yarmulkes that double as nods to popular culture.
How do you come to terms with the knowledge that your father is a mass murderer? Philippe Sands asks that question in his documentary ‘A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did.’
A year after the American Bible Society announced that it would sell the building where MOBIA is located, the Museum announced that it will close for good on June 30.
When you come from a German-speaking country like Austria, be prepared for questions from American Jews. Here are Anna Goldenberg’s least favorite ones.
Several Pop art works are now part of the collection of the Chicago Art Institute — thanks to 90-year-old Jewish industrialist Stefan Edlis.
Ever notice that suburbia and science fiction star in Steven Spielberg’s movies? That’s partly because the filmmaker spent his teenage years in Phoenix, Arizona.
Born Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Frederic Morton escaped to New York and came to fame writing about the country that expelled him.
‘Woman in Gold’ uses every single cliché about Vienna, the Nazis and intergenerational friendship. But Anna Goldenberg writes it will leave at least you craving Sacher torte.
‘The Cobbler,’ in which Adam Sandler stars as a Jewish cobbler with magical powers, received dismal reviews. Perhaps that’s because it hasn’t found its audience.