Arts & Culture


Israel Zamir, a Man Who Was Far More Than Isaac Bashevis Singer's Son

By Benjamin Ivry

Israel Zamir, who has died at age 85, was a noted journalist, author and translator. He was also the son of I.B. Singer. Benjamin Ivry recalls his life and career.Read More


Of Yidstock, Sarah Silverman and 16 Other Things About Jewish Florida

By Miriam Groner

With 16% of all American Jews residing in Florida, lots of Jew-y things are happening in the Sunshine State. Here are 18 of the most interesting facts.Read More


How Modernist Artists Survived (and Sometimes Thrived) Under Nazis

By Julia M. Klein

From true believers like Leni Riefenstahl to more conflicted figures such as Walter Gropius, some modernist artists survived the Nazi regime. A new book reveals how they did it.Read More


Of Frum Hippies, West Bank Settlements and Leo Tolstoy

By Dan Friedman

Assaf Gavron’s ‘Hilltop’ is no ‘War and Peace’ — and that’s not a bad thing. Dan Friedman explains the compelling novel is about real people who happen to live in a West Bank outpost.Read More


200 Years Later, Remembering Anti-Semitism of Marquis de Sade

By Benjamin Ivry

On the 200th anniversary of the Marquis de Sade’s death, his anti-Semitism is clearer than ever. Benjamin Ivry explains how the writer still kept a loyal Jewish audience.Read More


159 Thoughts We Had While Watching 'The Red Tent'

By Sigal Samuel and Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel braved the four-hour Lifetime adaptation of ‘The Red Tent.’ They ate, they mocked, they had many thoughts —  159 to be exact.Read More


She's Living in Her Own Private (Jewish) Idaho

By Judy Sobeloff

When Judy Sobeloff and her family moved to Idaho, friends made obvious jokes about neo-Nazis. But the Potato State turned out to be a surprisingly welcoming place for Jews.Read More


Some of Martin Amis's Best Friends Are Jews. Really.

By Yevgeniya Traps

Martin Amis’s publishers in Europe cited ‘lack of literary merit’ for dumping his new Holocaust novel. But Yevgeniya Traps writes that’s not the real problem with ‘The Zone of Interest.’Read More


69 Years After the War, an Artist Makes Another Debut

By Jordan Moss

In 1945, army veteran Jay Moss made his first appearance in this publication. Now, the 91-year-old artist makes his second appearance  — this time as a sculptor.Read More


Could Spoken Language Be the Key to Unification?

By Philologos

What if Israel wasn’t a Jewish state but a Hebrew state? Having one common language might help forge one Israeli identity — but not without some problems.Read More


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