Janice Ross’s book, “Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia,” chronicles the choreographer’s fight against anti-Semitism and the backlash to his dance pieces.
A finalist for this year’s Goncourt Prize, author and psychoanalyst Tobie Nathan reflects on his career and his family’s expulsion from Egypt.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks’s new novel ‘The Secret Chord’ takes its inspiration from King David and a song by Leonard Cohen. She discusses her diverse influences with the Forward’s Talya Zax.
In celebration of Black Poetry Day, Talya Zax speaks with Aaron Samuels, one of the country’s more prominent, young black Jewish poets about his dual and dueling identities.
Writer and comedian Amy Schumer is getting a reported $9 million for her first memoir. Writer, comedian and self-proclaimed Schumer ghostwriter Neal Pollack has been drawing inspiration for the memoir from one of the masters of the form.
The Jewish Montreal depicted in ‘The Mystics of Mile End’ is very different from the one Anne Cohen grew up in. She talks to author Sigal Samuel about the quirky setting for her new novel.
One of the welcome elements to Robert Gildea’s ‘Fighters in the Shadows’ is the centrality he gives to the role of Jewish resisters in occupied France.14
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