Arts & Culture

The Amazing Grace of Leonard Nimoy

By Stephen B. Shepard

Leonard Nimoy was more than a ‘Star Trek’ icon. He was a photographer, an enthusiast of Jewish literature and a great friend. Stephen B. Shepard offers an appreciation.Read More

Cancer-Stricken Israeli Playwright Finds Comedy in Disease

By Liam Hoare

Israeli playwright Anat Gov’s ‘Happy Ending depicts cancer in the unlikeliest way: comedy. After its debut, she died of the disease herself — but she wouldn’t want us to stop laughing.Read More

Of Rosanne Barr, King David Kalakaua and 9 Other Things About Jewish Hawaii

By Lisa Alcalay Klug

Some Hawaiian Jews became friends with the king, others served in the IDF. The members of the tribe in Aloha State are a diverse bunch.Read More

Irving Kahn, Oldest Money Manager, Dies at 109

By Benjamin Ivry

Irving Kahn, the Jewish money manager who has died at the age of 109, exemplified a work ethic which stressed ever-fresh intellectual interests as a way to remain young in spirit. Benjamin Ivry recalls his legacy.Read More

The Occupations and Preoccupations of Arkadi Zaides

By Naomi Zeveloff

Choreographer Arkadi Zaides’s new work depicts Israeli soldiers and settlers in the occupied West Bank. Add video from a human rights group, and you’ve got a controversial show.Read More

An Unlikely Ghost Story From David Cronenberg

By Ezra Glinter

‘Maps to the Stars,’ the latest movie from Canadian auteur David Cronenberg, is a kind of ghost story. But the horrors it portrays are entirely of this world.Read More

All The Yiddish That’s Fit To Print in Easthampton, Massachusetts

By Dan Friedman

Is print dying? In hopes of finding out, Forward managing editor Dan Friedman visited one of the world’s few remaining print shops specializing in Yiddish.Read More

How Marvin Miller Led Players Union and Changed Baseball Forever

By Benjamin Ivry

Marvin Miller, who led the baseball players union, is credited with changing the sport for good. He won the eternal enmity of the sport’s billionaire owners — who never forgot his Jewishness.Read More

'Woman in Gold' Success Shows German Preoccupation With Nazi Past

By Toby Axelrod

Two starkly different images: a woman wrapped in shimmering gold, a man whipped and bleeding on a cold cement floor.Read More

Boston’s Vilna Shul Connects Present With the Past

By Anna Goldenberg

A defunct synagogue in Boston tries to revive its community — by finding the descendants of its founding members who immigrated from Lithuania. Does it have a ghost of a chance?Read More

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