This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Jenna Weissman Joselit looks at Reconstructionist founder Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan’s efforts to get rid of Kol Nidrei.

  • Sarah Breger goes to see the Jew-tastic cancer comedy “50/50.”

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  • Philologs responds to a South African judge, who inquires whether a woman of valor is like rubies, pearls, or maybe coral.

  • Amy Klein provides us with Anthony Weiner’s Yom Kippur prayers.

  • Jenny Hendrix investigates the history of Jews and Prohibition.