This Week in Forward Arts and Culture
Gavriel Rosenfeld notes the textual inspiration for the new synagogue in Mainz.
Nathan Burstein takes a look at “Nuremberg,” a documentary finally getting its American premiere after 62 years.
Susie Linfield goes to see the current performance by Israel’s Batsheva dance company.
In Eli Valley’s latest comic, the Jewish community finds salvation in an unlikely source. Valley also joins Forward staff writers Josh Nathan-Kazis and Nathan Guttman in this week’s Reporters’ Roundtable podcast.
Philologos wonders what it means to be made in the image of God.
Uzi Silber samples the millennia-old relationship between Jews and booze.
The second of three excerpts from Forward staff writer Gal Beckerman’s new book “When They Come For Us We’ll be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry,” chronicles the courage of Refuseniks such as Volodya and Masha Slepak, Ida Nudel, and Anatoly Shcharansky.
And the Forward-sponsored exhibit “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women,” opens today at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.