Today’s arguments about restricting the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve are anything but new. In fact they go back more than a hundred years to the vision of a German-Jewish immigrant named Paul Warburg.52
For years, artist Archie Rand has been talking about illustrating every single commandment in the Jewish bible. The result is a massive new book and an upcoming exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
French author Jean Hatzfeld has focused extensively on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, drawing parallels with the Nazi genocide in World War II. He spoke with the Forward’s Benjamin Ivry about barbarism, Primo Levi, war and the lack of remorse.
Readers are being introduced or reintroduced to pooet Yehuda Amichai’s work in a new collection edited by Robert Alter. Benjamin Ivry takes the opportunity to explain what Amichai meant to Israel and the world of poetry at large.
Gloria Steinem’s father was the son of Jewish immigrants, but it was her non-Jewish mother who gave the future founder of Ms. Magazine a sense of her heritage. Curt Schleier explains.
French intellectual André Glucksmann has died at the age of 78. Robert Zaretsky remembers his pointed critiques of communism and his change of heart regarding the Iraq war.
Back in the 1970’s, Neal Pollack was living with Robert Mapplethorpe, Joey Ramone, Patti Smith and Lou Reed at the Chelsea Hotel. He remembers the old days fondly, though his memory tends to get a bit fuzzy with the details.
Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede are trying to bring hope, education and resources to Africa’s biggest slum. ‘It’s powerful to share a dream together,’ she says.47
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