Out and About: Charlie Chaplin Film Discovered; Vampires and Jews
Bob Marley’s son, Ziggy Marley, talks about his connection to Jewish culture and his new comic book, “Marijuanaman.”
According to its makers, the video game “El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron” (covered on The Arty Semite here) is going to be controversial among American gamers, but more because of its graphics than because of its Jewish mythology.
Was Lipa Schmeltzer banned again?
“Zepped,” a rare Charlie Chaplin film made as First World War propaganda, was discovered by an unemployed man in an English junk shop.
Allan Nadler discusses the significance of the 1897 publication of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and its anti-Semitic tropes.
The lastest issue of The Jewish Week’s “Text/Context” is out, including Samuel G. Freedman on Sammy Davis Jr., Jeffrey Yablonka on the Jewish community’s attitude toward people with disabilities, Eddy Portony on the deaf in Jewish tradition, and Meylekh Viswanath on the convert’s experience.
The latest issue of the Jewish Review of Books is out, including Jerome E. Copulsky on Moses Mendelssohn, Eitan Kensky on Hank Greenberg, Shaul Magid on the secret history of Hasidim and Dara Horn on the Yiddish poet Jacob Glatstein.
The Arty Semite contributor Ralph Seliger takes a fresh look at a leftist critique of Hannah Arendt.
A new book looks at the lives of formerly religious Jews.