There was once an area in Manhattan where few Jews—and almost no whites—settled, that area beneath Morningside Heights, past Central Park, above Ninety-Sixth Street on the East Side: Harlem. But in the past two decades, with gentrification and “rent is too damn high” costs to boot, the boundaries have broken down, and Jews have started to flock to the predominantly black neighborhood. Jeffrey Gurock shows that such a move has rich, if forgotten precedents in “The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community.”
In WIRED, Obama revealed his love for two acclaimed Jewish nonfiction writers.5
Justice Ginsburg will portray the Duchess of Krakenthorp during opening night of the Washington National Opera’s “Daughter of the Regiment.”
Shirley Jackson, author of “The Lottery” and “The Haunting of Hill House” would have turned 100 this year. Biographer Ruth Franklin talks about her legacy and her Jewish influences.13
Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Carole Bayer Sager, who has written for Carly Simon and Hillary Clinton, explains the connection between her songwriting and her religion.
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