Rachel Gordan


Norman Lamm, Alfred Kinsey and the Re-Making of Jewish Sexuality

By Rachel Gordan

Norman Lamm, Yeshiva University Read More


How Phyllis Lambert Changed the Architecture of New York

By Rachel Gordan

How Phyllis Lambert Changed the Architecture of New York
Until the 1950s, architecture in New York was not much to look at. Phyllis Lambert explains how she helped to transform the world’s most famous skyline.Read More


When 'Gentleman's Agreement' Made Jewish Oscars History

By Rachel Gordan

When 'Gentleman's Agreement' Made Jewish Oscars History
‘Gentleman’s Agreement,’ the story of a reporter investigating anti-Semitism, made movie history by winning the Oscar. The true story of author Laura Hobson is even more interesting.Read More


Herman Wouk’s ‘The Lawgiver’ Marks Return to Form

By Rachel Gordan

Herman Wouk’s ‘The Lawgiver’ Marks Return to Form
What kind of author writes himself into his own novel? One with a great deal of hubris. But if that writer is 97-year-old Herman Wouk, we may judge him sympathetically.Read More


Where Is the Jewish Lichtenstein?

By Rachel Gordan

Where Is the Jewish Lichtenstein?
“Jews and comic books” is a topic that has received extensive treatment in the last 15 years. But what of the Jewish visual artists whose paintings are inspired by comic books? What of Roy Lichtenstein? Jewish studies scholars can look forward to the day when a dissertation is written about Lichtenstein as a Jewish artist, or an exhibition is curated on the same theme.Read More



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