Arts & Culture

'Woman in Gold' Success Shows German Preoccupation With Nazi Past

By Toby Axelrod

Two starkly different images: a woman wrapped in shimmering gold, a man whipped and bleeding on a cold cement floor.Read More

Boston’s Vilna Shul Connects Present With the Past

By Anna Goldenberg

A defunct synagogue in Boston tries to revive its community — by finding the descendants of its founding members who immigrated from Lithuania. Does it have a ghost of a chance?Read More

Ayelet Tsabari Wins Sami Rohr Prize

By Forward Staff

Ayelet Tsabari, author of “The Best Place On Earth,” is the winner of the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Several finalists engage with the Russian-Jewish experience.Read More

How Family Holocaust Stories Became Multimedia Art Exhibit

By Rukhl Schaechter

Aliza Augustine and Janet R. Kirchheimer grew up hearing stories about the Holocaust from family members. Today the two women share those stories through photography, poetry and film.Read More

Of Brandeis, Mr. Spock and 10 Other Facts About Jewish Massachusetts

By Anna Goldenberg

Massachusetts is home to 4% of the country’s Jewish population and 4% of the state is Jewish. Here’s what else you might not know about the Bay State — starting with Leonard Nimoy.Read More

A Nacht at the Opera in Berlin

By A.J. Goldmann

A Berlin opera house, the Komische Oper, gives forgotten Jewish artists a new audience. Does this mean that Berlin might see the renaissance of Jewish secular culture?Read More

Herman Rosenblat, Penned Fake Shoah Memoir, Dies at 85


Herman Rosenblat, a Holocaust survivor who created a scandal by writing a memoir filled with untrue details, has died.Read More

The Boys of Buchenwald

By Josh Richman

Several hundred Jewish boys were miraculously rescued inside the Buchenwald concentration camp. A new photo exhibit tells their stories.Read More

'50 Shades' of Meh

By Neal Pollack

‘50 Shades of Grey’ taught us that some people subject themselves to sadomasochistic rituals — like seeing the movie itself. Neal Pollack went through it, so you don’t have to.Read More

The Secret Jewish History of Mardi Gras

By Seth Rogovoy

At first glance, Mardi Gras seems anything but Jewish. But Seth Rogovoy says the holiday and its ‘krewes’ owe a big debt to Purim.Read More

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