Chicago-born literary historian Daniel Aaron has died at the age of 103. Benjamin Ivry remembers Aaron’s literary and humanitarian contributions at the Library of America, Harvard and beyond.
Noted Democracy Now host and liberal firebrand Amy Goodman explains how being the descendant of rabbis has helped to shape her approach to politics and broadcasting.37
Has there ever been a Jewier Jew than Barbra Streisand in American pop culture? To Neal Gabler, who has written a new biography of Babs, Streisand’s greatest accomplishment was transforming her Jewishness into a metaphor.14
From sustaining soup to sweet-and-spicy nuts, from hearty granola to nutrient-packed cookies, here are some ideas for snacks to prepare for Saturday.
As we observe the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes’s death, Benjamin Ivry commemorates the occasion by speaking with Cervantes expert Ruth Fine about the Jewish origins of Don Quixote’s creator and some of the stranger interpretations of his novel.3
It wasn’t just that the novel’s prologue seems to feature Sir Isaac Newton in a romantic liaison with a young Italian man that caught my attention.
Before the Dead Sea Scrolls, another Biblical discovery made headlines. The purported original Book of Deuteronomy was sold for $1 million in 1883. More than a century later, Chanan Tigay tries to track the book down — and determine whether it was real or forged.
Author Michael Chabon has long tried to justify Israel’s actions toward Palestinians, but told the Forward he can’t do so anymore after a West Bank Tour.207
David Duchovny’s ‘Bucky F*cking Dent,’ a new novel, is set in a (half) Jewish New York.
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