Arts & Culture

Iowa's Fields of Midwestern Jewish Dreams

By Stephen G. Bloom

Synagogues in rural Iowa are few and far between. But if you happen to stumble upon one, you might be surprised at what you find.Read More

The Secret Jewish History of Bruce Springsteen — on His 65th Birthday

By Seth Rogovoy

A tribe held its breath when The New York Times called The Boss “Bruce Springstein.” Even though he’s not Jewish, the typo wasn’t as wrong as it seemed.Read More

Hollywood's Most Misunderstood and Forgotten Jewish Movie Returns

By Eric A. Goldman

‘The House of Rothschild’ is one of the most misunderstood classics of early Hollywood. Eric Goldman explains the history of the movie, which returns to the small screen tonight.Read More

Jewish Enviro-Artists Have the Whole World in Their Hands

By Simi Horwitz

A surprising number of Jewish artists are in the forefront of the climate change movement. Simi Horwitz sits down with these enviro-artists who are remaking their worlds. And ours.Read More

When Anya Ulinich Plays the Dating Game

By Yevgeniya Traps

In a year of books authored by immigrants from the Soviet Union, Anya Ulinich’s graphic novel ‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel’ offers a hilarious take on dating.Read More

Is Garment Industry a Relic of Yesteryear?

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

If the documentary ‘Dressing America’ is to be believed, the garment industry is a thing of the past. Jenna Weissman Joselit wonders what that means for the fashion-conscious among us.Read More

3 Jewish Writers Nominated for National Book Awards

By Gabe Friedman

The National Book Award long list of nominees for 2014 were announced Wednesday, and three books by Jewish writers were nominated.Read More

What Berlin Would Have Looked Like If Hitler Won

By Helen Cahill

Adolf Hitler’s utopian plans to rebuild Berlin on a monumental scale were never realized. His master plan included a utopian ‘Germania’ to be built by Jewish slave labor.Read More

A Song of Love and Memory for Leonard Cohen at 80

By Ezra Glinter

Leonard Cohen turns 80 this weekend. Ezra Glinter takes a long look back at the songwriter’s storied career, from the cocky young poet to the old guy in a fedora feeding pigeons in Montreal.Read More

Picturing the Lives of Scottish Jews

By Dan Friedman

Scots and Jews have much in common, including whisky and smoked salmon. But Dan Friedman explains why the ignored others in Britain’s heart find little common ground.Read More

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