Michael Goldfarb celebrates the Man Booker Prize win by English Jewish novelist Howard Jacobson.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences plans on giving an honorary Oscar to Jean-Luc Godard. But will they be honoring an anti-Semite? Benjamin Ivry investigates.
Fifty years after his initial rise to fame, novelty songwriter Allan Sherman is as popular as ever. Mark Cohen explains why.
Ilan Stavans goes to see “Nora’s Will,” a Mexican film that won seven Ariel awards.
Gordon Haber critiques a documentary about March of the Living.
Shoshana Olidort reviews “Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka” by Rodger Kamenetz.
Did the Nazis really make lampshades out of human skin? Jon Kalish reports.
If you move to Israel, do you “go on Aliyah” or “make Aliyah”? Philologos adjudicates.
Gavriel Rosenfeld explores the United States’ oldest Holocaust Museum’s new home.
Dara Horn appraises Cynthia Ozick’s ambition.
Rochelle G. Saidel and Sonja M. Hedgepeth appreciate groundbreaking feminist artist Judy Chicago.
And in the latest Nigun Project, Jeremiah Lockwood joins forces with Basya Schechter of Pharaoh’s Daughter to play a melody from the Lubavitch Sefer HaNigunim.
Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.
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