‘COVID started during Purim, a holiday of masks. Then, suddenly, everyone had to mask up. And we had a president who couldn’t be a good leader.’
The subject of James Traub’s new book, Judah Benjamin, secretary of state of the Confederacy is one of the most reviled Jewish figures in history.
Born in 1912 to Polish immigrants, Emile Bocian was once the only non-Asian resident of Confucius Plaza where he ran a darkroom out of his bathroom.
“A community garden felt right. A garden is about camaraderie and coming together over nature.”
Chaim Soutine was a tailor’s son from Belarus. Willem De Kooning was a commercial artist from Rotterdam. And yet, there are unusual affinites.