“Arlene was that sweetest of New York combinations — really well informed and, therefore, opinionated– while at the same time modest.”
The work of the prolific, eclectic Polish-Jewish artist and illustrator makes a long-awaited return.
“When my grandparents arrived in the U.S., they were greeted by the Statue of Liberty. But noone is there to to welcome today’s refugees at LAX.”
“White was an aggressive inability to dance on beat. White was loving Tabasco hot sauce — the red kind! Nothing seemed worse than being white.”
Even amid the challenges, the vintners remained as focused as ever on adhering to the strictures of Jewish law that govern kosher winemaking.
Modigliani spoke fluent French and bore few of the physical markers that would have led others to suspect his Jewishness.
“Ionesco, a Romanian-born anti-fascist, wrote the play as a searing indictment of Nazis and especially their all-too-willing collaborators.”
“These objects and images not only represent your personal history, but also characterize our nation’s identity and heritage.”
Israeli photographer Ofir Barak discusses his influences and work for a new book of images from the Mea Shearim area - “Mea Shearim: The Streets”
The year was 2006: a starry-eyed young rapper named Kanye West burst onto the scene with “Gold Digger,” the American public experienced the dawning realization the Iraq War had been a Bad Idea after all, and half-Jewish ‘70s art rockers Steely Dan launched an intervention of their own to revitalize the creativity of indie film darling Wes Anderson.
“More than any other great filmmaker, Lewis is presumed to be constantly in need of defense.”
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