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.
Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.
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