This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Eli Valley sends Stuart the Jewish Turtle to Johannesburg to stop Judge Goldstone from attending his grandson’s bar mitzvah.

  • Paul Berger yuks it up with Russian Jewish comedians in New York.

  • Jerome E. Copulsky reviews “The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness” by Oren Harman.

  • Judah S. Harris visits the Jewish Culture Festival in Charleston, S.C.

  • Benjamin Ivry reflects on literary critic Harold Bloom as he enters his ninth decade.

  • Jay Michaelson wonders whether the values of peoplehood and Israel aren’t on a natural collision course.

  • And Philologos communes with God/G-d/god, gosh darn it.

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