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This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • It’s Sukkos! And though the Sukkah City architecture contest may no longer be on display in Union Square, we’ve got plenty of coverage for your vicarious enjoyment. Maia Efrem walks us through the finalists; Nate Lavey treats us to a video on location, and Gabrielle Birkner talks to rabbinic consultant Dani Passow in an audio slideshow.

  • At the Toronto International Film Festival, Ron Dicker praises “The Matchmaker,” a new film by Israeli director Avi Nesher. See more TIFF coverage on The Arty Semite here, here and here.

  • Eddy Portony uncovers the shtetl childhood of MAD Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee.

  • Adam Rovner takes a look at HBO’s new prohibition-era period drama, “Boardwalk Empire.”

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