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This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • A.J. Goldmann talks to Israeli filmmaker Jonathan Sagall, about his new film “Lipstikka,” which recently premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.

  • Jan Ellen Spiegel looks at a new exhibit of Jewish-themed art by Norman Gorbaty, who is just being discovered at the age of 78.

  • Benjamin Ivry revisits the legacy of hotel architect Morris Lapidus, whose over-the-top designs were often the subject of critical scorn.

  • Philologos digs up 10 Yiddish words for “potato.”

  • Jenna Weissman Joselit reminds us that church and state in America aren’t always as separate as we think.

  • Allison Yarrow reviews “The Gospel of Anarchy,” the debut novel by Justin Taylor.

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