The French Comedy Too Controversial for America

The comedy ‘Serial (Bad) Weddings,’ was the highest grossing movie of the year in France. But is so controversial that distributors have decided not to release it in the U.S.

A Tale of Two Netanyahus, One Play and One Speech

As Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress, his brother was preparing his Off-Broadway premiere. Culture editor Adam Langer finds some surprising parallels between the two.


California Push Against Anti-Semitism Spreads

Students at two University of California campuses have passed resolutions condemning anti-Semitism after incidents on two UC campuses, including the painting of swastikas on the doors of a Jewish fraternity at UC Davis.

Canadian Lawmaker Slammed For Comparing Muslims to World War II Jewish Refugees

A Canadian Jewish group rebuked the Liberal Party’s leader for comparing Ottawa’s poor record in admitting Jewish refugees in the 1930s and 1940s to the intolerance facing Muslims today.

Why Shouldn't High School Kids Read Allen Ginsberg?

A Connecticut teacher has been punished for reading an Allen Ginsberg poem. Anne Cohen asks what parents and administrators are so scared about.

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