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.
Walter Zev Feldman wrote the book on klezmer. We ask him about its history — and what accounts for its impressive staying power.
Despite his phenomenal talent, designer Jean-Michel Frank ultimately couldn’t overcome the burdens of his family history.
Soprano Roberta Peters has died at 86. We remember the high points (and high notes) of her illustrious career.
During WWII, Japan refused orders from Nazi Germany to kill all its Jews. Dr. Meron Medzini explains why Japan took that approach.
Rolf Noskwith, the Jewish WWII codebreaker who helped inspire “The Imitation Game” has died at age 97.
The witty, multitalented performer Debbie Reynolds, who died on December 28 at age 84, just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, surprisingly found herself associated with Judaism both on screen and off.