Arts & Culture


What Would You Do If Someone Thought Your Son Was God?

By Jesse Oxfeld

Sarah Ruhl specializes in plays that delve in big issues. In ‘The Oldest Boy,’ a mother learns that her toddler may be the reincarnation of a Tibetan lama. Problems ensue.Read More


11 Greatest Mike Nichols Moments

By Adam Langer

Mike Nichols has passed away at the age of 83. The Forward pays tribute to 11 of the greatest moments in the director and comedian’s career.Read More


The Secret Jewish History of Pink Floyd

By Seth Rogovoy

With the release of ‘The Endless River,’ Pink Floyd’s recording career seems to be at an end. But Seth Rogovoy explains how the band’s Jewish history lives on.Read More


Searching for Amenia, New York's Lost Jewish Vacationland

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Once upon a time, a lake disappeared in Amenia — along with everything else. Josh Nathan-Kazis travels to upstate New York in search of a lost Jewish vacationland.Read More


The Greatest Yiddish Writer You Never Heard Of

By Ezra Glinter

Yiddish author Jacob Dinezon is not nearly as well known as Sholem Aleichem or I.L. Peretz, his longtime friend and colleague. A masterful new translation could help to change that.Read More


New Offerings From the Jewish Bookshelf

By Liana Finck

Seen enough books about Jewish hipsters? About Israel? Intermarriage? Artist Liana Finck spoofs some of the more hackneyed titles in the Jewish book world.Read More


Of Egg Creams, Ed Koch and 49 Other Facts You Didn't Know About Jewish New York

By Laila Caron

Did you know that Al Jolson worked as a singing waiter — or how many pushcart vendors were in New York in 1930? We help test your Jewish Big Apple knowledge.Read More


Alexander Grothendieck, Brilliant Jewish Mathematician, Dies at 86

By Benjamin Ivry

Alexander Grothendieck, whose father was murdered at Auschwitz, went on to create the field of algebraic geometry. He was also a mysterious recluse.Read More


Amy Reichert’s Art Reinvents Judaica

By Jenna Weissman Joselit

Tired of dreary Judaica museum exhibitions? Amy Reichert’s artwork is refreshingly different, as she ‘re-looks’ at familiar ritual objects.Read More


Maybe Once Was F--cking Enough

By Adam Langer

Adam Mansbach’s viral hit ‘Go The F–k To Sleep’ has spawned its inevitable sequel. Our Adam Langer assesses the vulgar offering in rhyming verse — and F-words of his own.Read More


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