In this week’s New Yorker, Alex Ross discusses Mieczysław Weinberg’s Holocuast opera, “The Passenger.”
A new petition initiated by playwright Joshua Sobol and poet Taha Muhammad Ali calls on Israeli and Palestinian intellectuals to support a Palestinian state.
Israel is using tax breaks and terrorism insurance to lure Hollywood production.
Before he died, lyricist Jerry Leiber had been working on a nearly-completed musical about Oscar Wilde.
Berlin’s municipal library is set to return about 70 books confiscated from their owners during the Nazi era.
Are Jewish novelists averse to experimental fiction?
Forward contributors Gordon Haber and Joshua Furst visit the Sheikh Jarrah protests in Jerusalem.
Allan Nadler appreciates the work and legacy of Der Nister, a largely-forgotten Soviet Yiddish literary master.
The Boston Globe reviews a new exhibit by Holocaust painter Samuel Bak.
At Tablet Magazine, Ellen Umansky talks to writer Bruce jay Friedman about his novels, stories, plays and more.
Read the winners of the second Unpious.com submission contest.
Out and About: Intellectuals for Palestine; Jerry Leiber's Oscar Wilde
Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.