Philologos re-considers the linguistic distinctiveness of Yeshivish, with a Yeshivish translation of the Gettysburg Address as exhibit A.
Michael Kaminer visits an exhibit the Royal Ontario Museum that ponders the future of “the world’s most valuable resource” in the Middle East.
Jordana Horn reviews “The Gift to Stalin,” a Kazakh movie not starring Borat about a Jewish boy trying to save his parents from Stalin’s post-war purge.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Yoel Matveev revisits the relationship between Israel’s first Chief Rabbi, Isaac Halevi Herzog, and the Irish nationalist movement.
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Mordechai Shinefield surveys a new trend in Jewish music toward the dark regions of metal.
A few months ago, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz completed his 45-years-in-the-making Hebrew translation and commentary on the Talmud. Nathan Jeffay visits Steinsaltz in Jerusalem to find out more about the man and his mission.
In the latest Yid Lit podcast, Allison Gaudet Yarrow talks to comedian Michael Showalter.
And this week on the Forverts video channel, Ross Perlin investigates Chinese medicine:
Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.
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