Arts & Culture

A Monument to the World Before the Holocaust

By Anya Ulinich

Six hours of video footage showing Jewish life in Poland before the war is on display at the Museum of the City of New York — a beautiful and heartbreaking experience.Read More

The Voodoo That Jews Do

By Sigal Samuel and Anne Cohen

The Tree of Life, the lost books of Moses and a healthy dose of neurosis — Judaism or Louisiana voodoo? We travel to New Orleans to find the secret connections between the faiths.Read More

Vienna’s Catskills

By Seth Berkman

European Jews once vacationed at majestic resorts in the Austrian Alps. Many of these hotels are now deteriorating — but one Austrian artist is trying to change all that.Read More

Looking for S. An-sky’s Papers, I Found Historical Gems Lost to Decay

By Amie Ferris-Rotman

Amie Ferris-Rotman traveled to Kiev searching for S. An-sky’s papers. What she found was crumbling evidence of Jews at the cultural heart of the Russian Empire.Read More

Of Mardi Gras, Britney Spears and 6 Other Things About Jewish Louisiana

By Gabe Friedman

Jews make up just .2% of Louisiana’s population. But the community boasts the first Mardi Gras king, a Hurricane Katrina hero and even a town named Kaplan.Read More

What Would You Do If Someone Thought Your Son Was God?

By Jesse Oxfeld

Sarah Ruhl specializes in plays that delve in big issues. In ‘The Oldest Boy,’ a mother learns that her toddler may be the reincarnation of a Tibetan lama. Problems ensue.Read More

11 Greatest Mike Nichols Moments

By Adam Langer

Mike Nichols has passed away at the age of 83. The Forward pays tribute to 11 of the greatest moments in the director and comedian’s career.Read More

The Secret Jewish History of Pink Floyd

By Seth Rogovoy

With the release of ‘The Endless River,’ Pink Floyd’s recording career seems to be at an end. But Seth Rogovoy explains how the band’s Jewish history lives on.Read More

Searching for Amenia, New York's Lost Jewish Vacationland

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Once upon a time, a lake disappeared in Amenia — along with everything else. Josh Nathan-Kazis travels to upstate New York in search of a lost Jewish vacationland.Read More

The Greatest Yiddish Writer You Never Heard Of

By Ezra Glinter

Yiddish author Jacob Dinezon is not nearly as well known as Sholem Aleichem or I.L. Peretz, his longtime friend and colleague. A masterful new translation could help to change that.Read More

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