Benjamin Ivry


Are Michelangelo's Drawings Anti-Semitic?

By Benjamin Ivry

Are Michelangelo's Drawings Anti-Semitic?
Dozens of Jews are depicted on Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling. They look far less heroic than the sibyls and angels. But does that make the paintings anti-Semitic?Read More


Remembering More Than a Century of Bel Kaufman's Rebellious Charm

By Benjamin Ivry

Remembering More Than a Century of Bel Kaufman's Rebellious Charm
Born Bella Kaufman in 1911, the legendary author of ‘Up the Down Staircase’ and granddaughter of Sholem Aleichem has died at 103.Read More


Lee Grant Said Yes to Everything — Except McCarthyism

By Benjamin Ivry

Lee Grant Said Yes to Everything — Except McCarthyism
Lee Grant is one of the rare Hollywood performers to triumph over the Hollywood blacklist. The Oscar-winning ‘Shampoo’ actress returns with a revealing new memoir.Read More


The Jewish Life and Times of Nadine Gordimer

By Benjamin Ivry

The Jewish Life and Times of Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, has died at the age of 90. Benjamin Ivry remembers the Jewish life and legacy of the anti-apartheid literary icon.Read More


Why Jewish Artists Continue To Be Inspired by The Bible

By Benjamin Ivry

Why Jewish Artists Continue To Be Inspired by The Bible
In contemporary art, Biblical themes can sometimes seemed outmoded. Not so for some of the most prominent Jewish artists of the 20th Century whose works were often religiously inspired.Read More






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