Nearly 60 years ago, Meyer Levin invented the true crime genre with ‘Compulsion.’ Now, a new edition of Levin’s novel reminds us what compelled us to read about one of the 20th century’s most notorious — and most Jewish — crimes.
When painter Sarah Yuster asked Saul Bellow if she could become his official portrait artist, she was surprised by the Nobel Prize winner’s response.
Simon Benzaquen, a Seattle rabbi, wants to preserve old Sephardic songs. He’s hoping to produce the first ever Ladino rap music album.
In 1944, a little Jewish girl died in an accidental shooting in Norfolk, Virginia. Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner returns to a harrowing family story that still resonates seven decades later.
‘My Dinner With Andre’ and ‘Dirty Dancing’ were set in New York, but were actually filmed in Virginia. Here’s 8 other things you might not know about the Old Dominion state.
Ann Haber Stanton didn’t expect to find the shadows of a Jewish community in a tiny High Plains town. But there’s still a little bit of Mount Zion left on Main Street in Deadwood.
With only 345 Jews, South Dakota is the only state without a Chabad presence. Here’s what else you might not know about Mount Rushmore state.
Author Judith Slater remembers how her husband, the late novelist Gerald Shapiro, had unlikely success in transferring his passion for Jewish literature to students in Nebraska.
Who knew that the Cornhusker State is also the state of cookbook-publishing sisterhoods, New York Times editors and heavyweight fighters?
The story of Jewish Philadelphia is one of immigrant hardship and breakthrough success. Julia M. Klein tells it through 9 objects and images.