Arts & Culture

The Minivan Rabbi of Mississippi

By Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel

Most rabbis wait for Jews to come to them. Rabbi Jeremy Simons goes to them, roving across Dixie to 110 congregations in his battered Dodge minivan.Read More

7 Facts About Jewish Mississippi

By Gabe Friedman

7 Facts About Jewish MississippiRead More

Live-Blogging The Rapture and the Demise of Nicolas Cage

By Jay Michaelson

Why is Jay Michaelson live-blogging the Christian end-of-times movie ‘Left Behind’? He wants to know how a big slice of America thinks — plus he’s worried about Nicolas Cage’s career.Read More

The Secret Jewish History Of U2

By Seth Rogovoy

The Christian influences of U2 have been known for a long time. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost aren’t Bono’s only religious role models, Seth Rogovoy writes.Read More

Columbus May Not Have Been First Jew in America

By Elon Gilad

Christopher Columbus is rumored to have had Jewish ancestry. But his translator may have been the first member of the tribe in the New World.Read More

What's an Angel of Rain Doing in a Jewish Sukkot Prayer?

By Philologos

At the heart of the Shemini Atzeret rain prayer, there is a reference to ‘the angel of rain.’ Philologos investigates how it wound up in the Sukkot celebration.Read More

Journalist Anne Sinclair Opens Up About Everything — Except DSK

By Anna Goldenberg

She’s the head of Le Huffington Post and ex-wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Anne Sinclair opens up about art and forgiveness — but not her famed ex.Read More

Meet Maccabi Tel Aviv Star Sylven Landesberg

By Gabe Friedman

It is an exciting time to be part of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. Star player Sylven Landesberg talked with The Forward about playing in Israel and what his future holds.Read More

For Patrick Modiano, Nazi Occupation Offers Rich Backdrop to Tales of Trial and Triumph

By Benjamin Ivry

For Nobel winner Patrick Modiano, the Nazi occupation of France has been a lifelong preoccupation. Benjamin Ivry explains why the tortured past offers such a rich literary tableau.Read More

What Does This Photo of Tashlikh Say About the Evolution of Jewish Life?

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

A single 1909 photo of tashlikh on the Williamsburg Bridge speaks volume about the evolution of the ancient Jewish ritual —  and its evolution in the modernity of the New World.Read More

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