“The Merchant of Venice” was a propagandistic obsession for the Third Reich.
The Greek standoff with Europe isn’t easy to get your head around. J.J. Goldberg explains why some are falsely comparing it to Argentina’s debt crisis — and why both have given new life to an ancient anti-Semitic canard.
The Anti-Defamation League criticized Argentina’s president for evoking classic anti-Semitic stereotypes linking Jews to the cause of Argentina’s financial challenges.
A major newspaper company has apologized for using Shylock as a clue in a nationally syndicated crossword puzzle for the answer “Jew” after the Anti-Defamation League said it was insensitive.
In this, the second annual Forward Fives selection, we celebrate the year’s cultural output with a series of deliberately eclectic choices in film, music, theater, exhibitions and books. Here we present five of the most important Jewish performances of 2010. Feel free to argue with and add to our selections in the comments.
Back in March, I wrote an article about how a Native-American memory site was staging an exhibition devoted to Anne Frank. The display, at the Bosque Redondo State Monument in New Mexico, offered a chance to talk about the Jewish-Indian relationship more broadly, from 17th-century interactions with converso settlers to the Native-American embrace of the language of the Holocaust.