Arts & Culture

The Hasidim of Brooklyn Are Ready for Their Close-Up

By Rachel Benaim

The main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library just got a little more frum. A new exhibit captures the daily life of the Hasidic community of Crown Heights in the 1990s.Read More

8 Facts About Jewish Missouri

By Rachel Delia Benaim

8 Facts About Jewish MissouriRead More

The Only Thing Worth Working For, Worth Fighting For, Worth Dying For

By Jerome A. Chanes

You’d think that Israel’s genesis would be well-trodden terrain. But a new book is the first to explore not only the rift between Jews and Arabs, but also the conflicts within those groups.Read More

Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Author

By Yevgeniya Traps

Lena Dunham provokes extreme reactions — good and bad — to her work. Yevgeniya Traps writes that Dunham’s new memoir will stoke lovers and haters alike.Read More

Neil Diamond's 32nd Album Is His Best in 40 Years

By Dan Epstein

Neil Diamond’s new album harkens back to an earlier time in his career — it’s not the ‘cool Neil’ of the 1960s, but rather the soft-rock idol of the 1970s.Read More

The Foodlums of Connecticut

By Johnna Kaplan

Connecticut is home to a surprising number of Jewish farms, foodies — and a whisky company. Our secret Jewish history of farming in the state explains why.Read More

How Jill Soloway Created 'Transparent' — the Jewiest Show Ever

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

On its face, ‘Transparent’ is about a transgender father coming out to his family. It is also arguably the Jewiest television show ever.Read More

'Klinghoffer' Protesters United Against 'Anti-Semitic' Opera

By Rachel Benaim

About a thousand people joined together Monday night to express their dismay at the Met’s production of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” But not all of them agreed about exactly why they were there.Read More

The Soviet Pastoral of David Bezmozgis

By Yevgeniya Traps

After the widely-acclaimed “Natasha” and “The Free World,” David Bezmozgis returns with “The Betrayers,” inspired in part by the tale of Natan Sharansky. Yevgeniya Traps weighs in.Read More

When 'Klinghoffer' Played the Heartland

By Hody Nemes

‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ has ignited a divisive firestorm in New York. But a production in St. Louis helped bring communities together, Hody Nemes reports.Read More

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