Former Forward staffer Seth Mnookin chronicles the trials and triumphs of the New York Times.
An archeological excavation of the ancient Israelite city of Shechem is taking place under the auspices of the Palestinan Department of Antiquities.
Bob Dylan’s grandson Pablo has launched a rap career, describing his grandfather as the “the Jay-Z of his time.”
A Lebanese belly dancer and an Israeli heavy metal band gave an unusual performance at France’s Hellfest music festival.
On the 20th anniversary of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s death, Reed Martin remembers sorting through the writer’s personal effects.
The Israel Chamber orchestra will play Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” in Bayreuth this week, the first time an Israeli Orchestra has performed Wagner in Germany.
Israel’s National Library accidentally gave away dozens of valuable books, including a Bulgarian translation of Sholem Aleichem and a German-language first edition of Darwin’s “The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals.”
If you like “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Sadie Stein recommends that you try reading Iris Owens’s 1973 novel “After Claude.”
How does Harry Potter line up with the Jewish idea of the messiah?
A war crimes fugitive in Serbia was arrested after trying to sell a stolen Modigliani painting.
Asian Jewish Life profiles artist Siona Benjamin and her work on the Jews of India.
The director of San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum, Connie Wolf, is moving to Stanford University’s Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts.
Robert Pinksy on how not to write a book review.
The Kansas City Jewish community is seeking to revive its Jewish Art Fund.
Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.
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