Arts & Culture


Marlo Thomas Made Me the Man I Am Today

By Joshua Furst

‘Free to Be You And Me’ is a cultural touchstone and it’s turning 40. Joshua Furst writes the Marlo Thomas show helped shape legions of Generation X men.Read More


In Search of a More Perfect Union

By Lauren Davidson

Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali have co-written a book that shows similarities between Jews and Muslims.Read More


Why Evangelical Christians Are Right To Be Angry About 'Noah'

By Jay Michaelson

Are evangelical Christians right to be upset by the way ‘Noah’ portrays the epic story and the liberties it takes with the Bible? You betcha, says Jay Michaelson.Read More


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





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