This Week in Forward Arts and Culture
Irina Reyn reviews “My New American Life” by Francine Prose, a novel that subverts the traditional immigration myth, but also reinforces it.
Philologos charts the influence of Yiddish on the local Amsterdam slang known as Bargoens.
Jacob Berkman gives the definitive take on the demise of JDub Records.
Lawrence Grossman uncovers the history of philosemitism in Europe and America.
In Eli Valley’s latest comic, Benjamin Netanyahu figures out a solution to the divide between Israeli and American Jewry.
Robert Zaretsky visits Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a French village whose Protestant minister, André Trocmé, stood up against the Vichy regime.
Craig LeBan visits Nach Waxman’s Kitchen Arts & Letters, the most renowned culinary bookstore in America.