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This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

  • Jay Michaelson suggests a third way in the San Francisco circumcision controversy.

  • Philologos wonders whether Vice President Biden used the word “shtick” correctly.

  • Mark Oppenheimer dishes on Robert Gottlieb’s not-salacious-enough collection of essays.

  • Menachem Wecker visits a music festival dedicated to the heroism of Bulgaria’s Righteous Gentiles.

  • Benjamin Ivry remembers Jean Zay, co-founder of the Cannes Film Festival and France’s minister of education and fine arts in the 1930s.

  • Philip Hollander considers the rich body of Hebrew literature in the Diaspora.

  • I report on the Folkbiene — National Yiddish Theatre’s new executive director.

  • In the latest Yid Lit podcast, Allison Gaudet Yarrow talks to writer/musician Michael Hearst.

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