Joshua Furst


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


Nazi Hunter Meets Nazi Architect

By Joshua Furst

Nazi Hunter Meets Nazi Architect
A new installation by Israeli artist Dani Gal deals with the surprising friendship between Simon Wiesenthal and Albert Speer —  two men whose lives seem to be at odds.Read More


Free To Be You and Me and Jonathan Lethem

By Joshua Furst

Free To Be You and Me and Jonathan Lethem
Who knew that a musical about the friendship between a Jewish kid and the son of a soul singer in Brooklyn could deal with race, class and culture in a meaningful way?Read More



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