BACKWARD: Cuban leader Fidel Castro talks Jews, Gary Shteyngart and Katz’s Deli.
As relations with Cuba begin to thaw, the Forward took a group of American Jews on a visit to the Communist country to explore its past — and future.
The future is rushing to catch up with Cuba. Ilan Stavans asks how the exhilerating changes may transform the island — and what it will mean for the Jews.
The Jewish cemeteries of Cuba are being looted fast. Some point to economic desperation — but others blame a strange occult practice involving the bones of non-Christians.
There was a time when Latin American writers felt compelled — maybe the word is “constrained” — to focus their work on Latin America. Andrés Neuman takes a more global approach.
Isaac Bashevis Singer’s many other women are crucial to understanding the Yiddish writer’s worldview. But the serial philanderer’s wife, Alma, was his anchor.
Author Cullen Murphy sees the Inquisition’s influence in virtually every nasty historical event since. Nuance is not his forte, Ilan Stevans writes.