Joshua Furst


Why David Greenspan Is Easy To Admire But Hard To Like

By Joshua Furst

Why David Greenspan Is Easy To Admire But Hard To Like
Flamboyant. Reptilian. Cerebral. These are some of the words that describe actor/playwright David Greenspan. But likable? Not always. Contributing editor Joshua Furst explains.Read More


Not Your Bubbe's Brooklyn

By Joshua Furst

Not Your Bubbe's Brooklyn
‘Brooklynite,’ a new superhero musical based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, has arrived. But is it a nuanced look at gentrification or a symptom of it?Read More


What’s Black and White and Jewish All Over?

By Joshua Furst

What’s Black and White and Jewish All Over?
Just imagine if your Jewish childhood friend became black. Can Jess Row’s debut novel ‘Your Face in Mine’ deliver a great read as it explores complex issues of race and gender?Read More


Why Wisconsin Was a Terrible State To Grow Up Jewish

By Joshua Furst

Why Wisconsin Was a Terrible State To Grow Up Jewish
Growing up in close-minded rural Wisconsin, Joshua Furst learned to mark himself as an outsider. He’s glad the cheeseheads are in his rear-view mirror.Read More


Few Bright Spots for Jewish Books in 2014

By Joshua Furst

Few Bright Spots for Jewish Books in 2014
The Jewish community needs books that don’t confirm what we already believe. Joshua Furst has some suggestions to liven things up after a bad 2014.Read More



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