This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Jon Kalish looks at a production of Romeo and Juliet, in Yiddish.

  • Raphael Mostel discusses ‘Le Grand Macabre,’ an opera by Hungarian Jewish composer György Ligeti, recently performed for the first time in New York.

  • Gordon Haber reviews Kenneth Wishnia’s “The Fifth Servant,” a Golem-era Prague mystery novel.

  • Akin Ajayi talks to Israeli artist Dor Guez about his current exhibit at New York’s Jewish Museum, “The Monayer Family: Three Videos by Dor Guez.”

  • Philologos questions the Turkishness of Turkish coffee

  • Jerome A. Chanes reviews Frederick Brown’s “For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus.”

  • I profile Maya Beiser, an alternative-classical cello player whose new album, “Provenance,” was released last month.

  • And in this week’s Yid Lit podcast, Allison Yarrow talks to Gawker editor and memoirist Emily Gould about her new book “And the Heart Says Whatever.”

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