Anthony Weiss


Circumcision Studies Give Backing To Supporters of Rite

By Anthony Weiss

Circumcision Studies Give Backing To Supporters of Rite
In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles at least in the U.S. And science is playing a big role.Read More


Jewish Republicans Focus on Israel at 'Sheldon Adelson Primary' in Las Vegas

By Anthony Weiss

Jewish Republicans Focus on Israel at 'Sheldon Adelson Primary' in Las Vegas
The GOP Jewish faithful descended in force on Sin City, turning out in record numbers and striking a feisty, combative tone at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference.Read More


Robert Alter Is Truly a Translator of Biblical Proportions

By Anthony Weiss

Robert Alter Is Truly a Translator of Biblical Proportions
Robert Alter has now translated more than 60% of the Hebrew bible in 20 years. He’s up to the part about the schisms and assassinations following the death of Solomon.Read More


An Alter-ed Perspective on the Bible

By Anthony Weiss

An Alter-ed Perspective on the Bible
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. Scholar Robert Alter has some issues with the translation of the holy book.Read More


Revealing The Real Hebrew Tutors of Bel Air

By Nicholas Weiss and Anthony Weiss

Revealing The Real Hebrew Tutors of Bel Air
In Allan Appel’s recently published novel, “The Hebrew Tutor of Bel Air,” teen nebbish Norman Plummer is drawn into a battle of wills and values when he is hired to tutor the seductive and wealthy Bayla Adler for her bat mitzvah. To better understand the book’s unique subject matter, the Forward turned to an expert: Nick Weiss, brother of former Forward staff writer Anthony Weiss, is himself a Hebrew tutor in Los Angeles as well as a film director. Anthony recently sat down with Nick in a Beverly Hills delicatessen to discuss the life of a Hebrew tutor.Read More






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