Arts & Culture


Jewish Enviro-Artists Have the Whole World in Their Hands

By Simi Horwitz

A surprising number of Jewish artists are in the forefront of the climate change movement. Simi Horwitz sits down with these enviro-artists who are remaking their worlds. And ours.Read More


When Anya Ulinich Plays the Dating Game

By Yevgeniya Traps

In a year of books authored by immigrants from the Soviet Union, Anya Ulinich’s graphic novel ‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel’ offers a hilarious take on dating.Read More


Is Garment Industry a Relic of Yesteryear?

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

If the documentary ‘Dressing America’ is to be believed, the garment industry is a thing of the past. Jenna Weissman Joselit wonders what that means for the fashion-conscious among us.Read More


3 Jewish Writers Nominated for National Book Awards

By Gabe Friedman

The National Book Award long list of nominees for 2014 were announced Wednesday, and three books by Jewish writers were nominated.Read More


What Berlin Would Have Looked Like If Hitler Won

By Helen Cahill

Adolf Hitler’s utopian plans to rebuild Berlin on a monumental scale were never realized. His master plan included a utopian ‘Germania’ to be built by Jewish slave labor.Read More


A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen at 80

By Ezra Glinter

Leonard Cohen turns 80 this weekend. Ezra Glinter takes a long look back at the songwriter’s storied career, from the cocky young poet to the old guy in a fedora feeding pigeons in Montreal.Read More


Picturing the Lives of Scottish Jews

By Dan Friedman

Scots and Jews have much in common, including whisky and smoked salmon. But Dan Friedman explains why the ignored others in Britain’s heart find little common ground.Read More


What Does God Really Look Like?

By Liana Finck

As children, we all have different thoughts of what God might look like. Graphic artist Liana Finck found almost no two people have the same image in their mind’s eye.Read More


The Forward Fall Movie Guide

By Gabe Friedman

After comedies and action heroes dominate theaters during the summer, fall is the great comeback season for movies. Here are eight Jewy films to look out for in the coming months.Read More


The Secret Yiddish History of Scotland

By Philologos

As the Scottish independence vote looms, Philologos investigates the origins of Scots Yiddish. Is it a dialect, a language all its own —  or something else entirely?Read More


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