This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Mordechai Shinefield surveys a new trend in Jewish music toward the dark regions of metal.

  • A few months ago, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz completed his 45-years-in-the-making Hebrew translation and commentary on the Talmud. Nathan Jeffay visits Steinsaltz in Jerusalem to find out more about the man and his mission.

  • In the latest Yid Lit podcast, Allison Gaudet Yarrow talks to comedian Michael Showalter.

  • And this week on the Forverts video channel, Ross Perlin investigates Chinese medicine: