The fact that Evgeny Kissin is a virtuoso pianist is hardly news. But lately, he’s become an ambassador for Yiddish poetry — reciting classics and declaiming some of his own. Kissin explains his commitment to Yiddish culture.
Throughout his career, Marlon Brando displayed an unusual intimacy with Jewish issues and the Jewish struggle. Allan M. Jalon explores the actor’s quirky intelligence and his affinity with the Jewish people.
Rediscovering composers whose lives were destroyed by the Holocaust or eclipsed by World War II is all the rage these days. So, next on: Alexandre Tansman.
A hundred years on, it’s still all quiet about the Eastern Front. Allan Jalon’s family diary sheds human light on the Russian-Austrian war.
Weimar era novelist Alfred Doblin is little appreciated outside literary circles. His strange connection to New Jersey’s Bridgegate scandal lands him a spot in Our Promised Lands series.