Arts & Culture

The Bedouin Zionist Who Keeps Israel Safe

By Tuvia Tenenbom

Conventional wisdom says Bedouins are mistreated by Israeli Jews. But Tuvia Tenenbom finds a commander who tells a very different story about his people and his country.Read More

Anne Frank Theater Mixes Tragic Tale With Glitz and Fine Dining

By Cnaan Liphshiz

To millions worldwide, she is a symbol of heroism and a haunting reminder of the dangers of discrimination. But for one Dutch entertainment firm, Anne Frank is a brand name powerful enough to merit millions of dollars of investment.Read More

Israeli Sniper's Anguished Look Into Crosshairs

By Gershon Morris

Gershon Morris served in an elite Israeli combat unit guarding the Gaza border. He recalls being ordered to shoot a Palestinian suspect — and returning to normal life days later.Read More

What Makes a Jewish Poet?

By Stephen Burt

What makes a Jewish American poet? Eminent critic Stephen Burt sifts through a new Bloomsbury anthology and a new collection by Geoffrey Hartman to find a slew of answers.Read More

How the Jews Made America Irish

By Robert F. Moss

Is it possible that behind every famous Jew stood an Irish partner? On St. Patrick’s Day, we highlight some of the great collaborations between our people and his.Read More

Strange Tie Between Jew's Harps and Circumcision Clamps

By Philologos

So, how did a Jew’s harp get its name? Philologos looks into the suggestion that the instrument resembles a clamp used during the circumcision rite.Read More

Remembering Art Raymond, Who Provided Yiddishkeit in a Black Sombrero

By Benjamin Ivry

Art Raymond died at the age of 91. The longtime radio DJ and WEVD personality left behind a long, fascinating legacy — including his famed black sombrero.Read More

The Mystery of Raoul Wallenberg

By Benjamin Ivry

The 70th anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg is approaching. A new biography asks what spurred the Swedish businessman to save so many Jews.Read More

Andy Warhol Jewish Show Gets 15 More Minutes of Fame in Milwaukee

By Laura Hodes

Andy Warhol’s ‘10 Portraits of Jews’ was once lambasted by critics. Now, it’s getting a second look — and shedding light on the pop artist’s immigrant roots.Read More

For Author and PBS Host Simon Schama, 'Story of the Jews' Is Personal

By Paul Berger

Simon Schama has produced 45 documentaries and 16 books. But the upcoming PBS series ‘The Story of the Jews’ is his most personal — and emotional — project ever.Read More

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