Most Lubavitchers are born into the group. What draws onetime secular Jews like Keren Blum to embrace — and thrive in — the Hasidic movement?
A surprising number of Jewish artists are in the forefront of the climate change movement. Simi Horwitz sits down with these enviro-artists who are remaking their worlds. And ours.
What does doing a strip tease as a rabbi or working under the stage name ‘bearded lady’ have to do with Judaism? For two ‘extreme performance artists,’ faith is everything.
The landmark and ground-breaking musical, ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ is commemorating its 50th anniversary — at the same time its lyricist Sheldon Harnick is turning 90.
An actress donning a hasidic rabbi’s outfit for a performance might be considered offensive by some — but a growing number of Jewish drag king performers redefine male Jewish roles.
On the 20-year anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will present a staged reading of Jay O. Sanders’ play ‘Unexplored Interior.’
Two films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival both show subtle and nuanced perspectives on Israeli life from a woman’s point of view.
Steven Brinberg is part of a tradition of Jewish drag performers dating back centuries. But you’d better not call him Babs until he’s on stage doing the ultimate Streisand imitation.
Shlomo Carlebach appeared on stage this year. So did Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Asher Lev and a passel of other characters. What did they all have in common? This was the year of Jews in transition on and off Broadway.
Venturing into global conflict zones, some of which are Muslim, can be challenging to Jewish theater artists. Two women share the perils they have faced in Iraq and elsewhere.