KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.
Vijay Prashad is returning to Trinity College in Hartford. Will the controversial professor’s support for the academic boycott of Israel bring turmoil back to campus too?41
Once upon a time, the prince and princess of Jewish music were adored by their fans — but something was missing. Then Nechama Carlebach and Josh Nelson found each other.13
Protesting the Gaza war, Dutchman Henk Zanoli returned his Righteous Gentile medal to Israel, where the boy he saved still has family. How do they feel about Zanoli’s decision?25
Jane Eisner envies voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, whose voices actually count during primary season. How can we change the system so that Jews’ and other minorities’ voices count, too?
Personal attacks aimed at William Schabas, chair of the U.N. Gaza war crimes panel, are pouring in. But the real danger may lie not in his appointment but in the International Criminal Court.26
The Gaza war has chipped about half a percentage off the Israel’s GDP. From gourmet chefs to farmers and retailers, we look at the conflict’s impact on the economy.
The U.N. has named the three members of the international commission of inquiry to investigate possible war crimes by Israel in Gaza. George Clooney’s fiancee will not be one of them.12
Israel bombed shelters run by the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians. Yet the group has won the grudging respect of the Jewish state and even military brass.5
The Facebook campaign to support Israeli soldiers by uploading racy photos spread like wildfire. Gon Ben-Ari isn’t surprised given the link between sex and war in our imagination.16
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