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This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

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  • Gerald Sorin looks at the complicated history of Jews and Black baseball.

  • Berel Lang celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Catch-22’ by arguing that the book is a neglected masterpiece of Jewish fiction.

  • Jenna Weissman Joselit pays a visit to the Stanton Street Shul and admires its zodiacal murals.

  • Benjamin Ivry appreciates two new books by French Resistance hero Raymond Aubrac.

  • Philologos ponders the death of Moses.

  • Ruth Ellen Gruber interviews New York University professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, who is now working with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.


Ezra Glinter

Ezra Glinter

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

This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

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