Had I been eating soup when I saw the cover of this week’s farewell issue of the Village Voice, I would have spit up.
Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf Islam, has released a new album called “The Laughing Apple.” We look at his secret Jewish (and not-so secret Muslim) history.
“Okay, so Ariel might not have been a prophet per se, but it’s a solid Hebrew name going back to biblical times and still popular in the modern era.”
“Dessner explains that the piece was inspired by the stories of his Jewish immigrant grandparents who settled near Prospect Park.”
The Hebrew word for eclipse is “likui,” or defect. The Talmud states that a “likui” of the sun is a bad sign for the world.
Newman’s entire oeuvre can be read as that of a stranger in a strange land trying to make sense of it all.
“Chimpanzees, in other words, are the Jews of “’Planet of the Apes.’”
The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” is here. And there’s more to the Jewish history of the HBO show than the lineage of some of its actors.
7-Eleven sponsored a professional cycling team that rode in the Tour de France and the Olympics led by Queens native Doug Shapiro.
King was raised Methodist and still identifies as such. Yet Jewish themes and characters pop up throughout his life and work.