Arts & Culture


A Century of Anti-Semitism on the American College Campus

By Benjamin Ivry

Some may think anti-Jewish prejudice is a relatively new phenomenon on campus. A new study reveals a long history of anti-Semitism at America’s universities.Read More


Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Departs From the Bible, But Doesn't Go Far Enough

By Ezra Glinter

The biblical story of Noah and the flood has all the makings of a razzle-dazzle Hollywood movie. Unfortunately, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah,’ doesn’t fit the bill.Read More


Israel Philharmonic Celebrates 80 Years of Harmony on U.S. Tour

By Peter Aronson

The Israel Philharmonic is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Albert Einstein helped launch the orchestra — but it really began with the dream of violinist Bronislaw Huberman.Read More


How Darren Aronofsky and 'Noah' Got The Ark Wrong

By Benjamin Ivry

Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ has displeased fundamentalists for its non-literal approach. A new book suggests a more basic issue problem — it got the shape of the ark wrong.Read More


'Divergent' Is a Cautionary Tale for Jews

By Lauren Davidson

The Pew study offers insight into the identity struggles of young Jews. Lauren Davidson explains how the dystopian hit film ‘Divergent’ does it one better.Read More


How an Anti-Semitic Composer Created 'Kol Nidre' and 'Moses'

By Leon Botstein

Why did an ‘everyday anti-Semite’ like Max Bruch write Kol Nidre, the centerpiece of the Yom Kippur liturgy? Conductor Leon Botstein offers an answer.Read More


How 'Camp David' Peace Talks Became the Stuff of Drama

By Lisa Traiger

In the play ‘Camp David,’ Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright dramatizes the famed 1979 summit between Jimmy Carter, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin.Read More


Sandy Koufax's 10 Greatest Jewish Baseball Moments

By Dan Epstein

When ranking top moments in Jewish baseball history, it’s obvious Sandy Koufax needs his own category. Here are 10 highlights of the career of God’s lefthander.Read More


11 Greatest Jewish Moments in Baseball History (Not Including Sandy Koufax)

By Dan Epstein

There’s more to Jewish baseball than Sandy Koufax. In honor of the coming baseball season, we rank the highlights sans Sandy — from Hank Greenberg to ‘the Yiddish Curver.’Read More


Baseball Card Collector's Mad Quest To Find Every Hank Greenberg Card Ever Made

By Jordan Teicher

Before Brian Roth dies, he hopes to collect every Hank Greenberg baseball card ever made. The only problem is there are 500 of them.Read More





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