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The Schmooze

This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Jordana Horn checks out the Other Israel Film Festival.

  • Benjamin Ivry appreciates Russian Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg.

  • Sherwin Kaufman remembers arriving at Ellis Island almost 90 years ago.

  • Yelena Akhtiorskaya takes a poetry lesson from Andrei Codrescu.

  • Jacob Silverman reviews “Dolly City” by Orly Castel-Bloom.

  • Eryn Loeb compares and contrasts two tongue-in-cheek books about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

  • Philologos examines the integration of Arabic words in contemporary Hebrew.

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