Michael Bennett Cohn finds himself in a somewhat real life version of the 1980s video game Castle Wolfenstein.
The New York Philharmonic has announced that, starting in 2018, Jaap van Zweden will be its next music director. Benjamin Ivry writes that van Zweden’s knowledge and appreciation of Jewish ritual help to make him a perfect choice for New York.
A documentary gem at the Jewish Film Festival is Peter Miller’s “Movies in Wartime: Projections of America,” the behind-the scenes narrative about the dramatic U.S. “propaganda” films made 70 years ago by Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin, whose mission was to show WWII-liberated Europeans what America and Americans were really like.
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