Our parents and grandparents had just as much junk as we do. But without Craigslist and other virtual warehouses, they had to be more creative to get rid of their unwanted possessions.
Gottex, the manufacturer of boldly patterned and inventively designed bathing suits, helped put Israeli fashion on the map. Now, the brand is getting its own exhibit at the JCC of Manhattan.
Judaica is so over, was the reaction Jenna Weissman Joselit got for her last column. Not so fast, she argues.
A surprisingly large slice of Jewish cultural treasures is held by private collectors. Jenna Weissman Joselit argues we would all be better off if art and artifacts were publicly accessible.
Music was once a way Jewish denominations distinguished themselves from one another. Now it is breaking down the walls between them, as Jenna Weissman Joselit explains.
The terror attacks in Paris remind Jenna Weissman Joselit of another infamous event in French Jewish history: the Dreyfus affair.
Ari Roth tried to stimulate public conversation at Theater J. His bosses thought he went too far. In its day, the Jewish Conciliation Board might have helped them work it out.
The ordination of America’s first class of Reform rabbis was celebrated with a — yes, you guessed it — ‘trefa banquet.’ Was the non-kosher menu an accident?
Tired of dreary Judaica museum exhibitions? Amy Reichert’s artwork is refreshingly different, as she ‘re-looks’ at familiar ritual objects.
A single 1909 photo of tashlikh on the Williamsburg Bridge speaks volume about the evolution of the ancient Jewish ritual — and its evolution in the modernity of the New World.