Albert Freedman, an architect of reality TV and an inspiration for Robert Redford’s film ‘Quiz Show’ has died at the age of 95.
Gershom Scholem, eminent scholar of Jewish mysticism, is the subject of George Prochnik’s latest book, “Stranger in a Strange Land.”
Jesse Zel Lurie, a journalist who began his career in 1935 with the Jerusalem Post, has died at the age of 103. We recall his illustrious history.
Don Rickles, who has died at the age of 90, rose from humble Jewish origins to become America’s premier insult comic. For better and worse, his legacy endures.
Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko has died at 84, prompting an outpouring of grief. But some Jewish poets, notably Joseph Brodsky, weren’t so sure about him.
Our exclusive interview with internationally-renowned conductor Omer Meir Wellber touches on Mozart, Mahler and the beauty of Yom Kippur.
Chuck Barris, creator of “The Gong Show” and “The Dating Game” has died at 87. He leaves behind a career of turning humiliation into hilarity.
Robert Silvers, founder of the New York Review of Books, has died at 87. We recall how he used his clique to create massive literary influence.
Derek Walcott, who has died at the age of 87, empathized with the Jewish experience and enjoyed a close friendship with the poet Joseph Brodsky.
Charges of anti-Semitism have not stopped our greatest actors from playing the role of Shylock. Scholar Miriam Gilbert explains why.