Arts & Culture


Star of the Show That Inspired 'Homeland' Discusses How TV Affected Reality in Israel

By Sigal Samuel

Adi Ezroni, star of the show that inspired ‘Homeland,’ talks with Sigal Samuel about the show’s effects on the real-life crisis in Israel.Read More


The Women Rabbis Of New Mexico

By Ri J. Turner

New Mexico is home to several trailblazing rabbis and has become a breeding ground for female spiritual leaders. We visit as part of Our Promised Land series of all 50 states.Read More


6 Things About Jewish New Mexico

By Yardain Amron

Fancy some green chili in your matzo brei on Passover? Then you should go to New Mexico. Here are six things about Jewish New Mexico you should know.Read More


Indie Rock With A Spiritual Core

By Gabe Friedman

The Antlers have made a name for themselves with heartbreaking lyrics and atmospheric sounds. Singer Peter Silberman talks about how spirituality informed their new album.Read More


The Jewish Life and Times of Nadine Gordimer

By Benjamin Ivry

Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, has died at the age of 90. Benjamin Ivry remembers the Jewish life and legacy of the anti-apartheid literary icon.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Prince

By Seth Rogovoy

We’re all jamming on the 30th anniversary of ‘Purple Rain,’ by the artist formerly known as Prince. But what about the Jewish story behind the legendary album?Read More


The Origins of Yiddish: Part Tsvey

By Philologos

The origins of Yiddish are subject to serious scholarly dispute. It’s so serious, in fact, that Philologos dedicates a second column to deciphering its beginnings.Read More


Why Jewish Artists Continue To Be Inspired by The Bible

By Benjamin Ivry

In contemporary art, Biblical themes can sometimes seemed outmoded. Not so for some of the most prominent Jewish artists of the 20th Century whose works were often religiously inspired.Read More


Holocaust Survivors’ Stories as Cartoons

By Anna Goldenberg

When filmmaker Nasya Kamrat sought for a way to remember her Holocaust survivor grandfather, she had an unusual idea: Use his paintings for an animated documentary.Read More


The Charmed Life of Charmed Bracelets

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Charm bracelets were beloved by everyone from Mamie Eisenhower to Jenna Weissman Joselit’s Aunt Sylvie. They have largely disappeared, but their cultural value lives on.Read More





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