Crypto-Jews, who saw in their own circumstances a reflection of the events of Tisha B’Av.
“I perform a show that I would not be ashamed for my rav to see, but I’m sure there are always going to be people that feel I pushed it too far.”
The first time I saw Matisyahu perform he was mesmerising. It was 2006, at the height of his chassidic phase...
Not all artists are taken hostage by the BDS movement
If you’re hearing this is when you’re driving and someone cuts you off, you’ll be able to breathe easy.
After giving a talk at a melaveh malka about his work experience a few years ago, people told him he had enough material to do a standup routine. They were right.
Gradually, a picture emerged of survivors who had each experienced a different horror, but who all shared the pain of living with the memory.
“We Will Not Be Silent” tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a German college student who placed anti-Nazi leaflets at her college and was hanged for her "crime."
While being questioned at Nuremberg, Göring was “humble” about having pulled off one of the most extensive theft of artwork in history...
Rabbi Lau is a world class speaker. When he relates stories, even concentration camp stories, the audience is mesmerized. As we would soon discover, he is in the movie as well.
The most uplifting aspect of the film was the footage from the displaced persons camps.
Guys and Dolls in Jerusalem
"I began to unravel a true-to-life love story. I was determined to tell it now, while they are both still alive."
Nouril concluded he had no choice: He had to become more observant.
Being the son of an Orthodox rabbi who witnessed my artwork without scorn was a green light for me to continue.
"We are living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art, but don't know it."
Synagogue ritual art is also abundant but for various reasons not usually collected.
He refuses to flinch from our painful history, perhaps finding a kind of solace in the consistency of irrational enmity directed against us.
A new generation of Sabra artists have come to the fore, creating imaginative and attractive pieces of arts.
"Vidduy: The Musical" breaks through the formidable barrier of repetitive confession to allow us to begin to understand what is at the heart of this fundamental religious act.
These eleven nursing home residents and their accompanying staff from the Connecticut nursing home could represent any of us or our own loved ones...
The highlight of the auction was a superb and extremely rare ram-shaped silver spice container (very similar to the one in the Kiev Jewish Museum, and probably by the same maker) which brought $36,000.
A fascinating glimpse into the rich complexity of medieval Jewish life and its contemporary relevance had intriguingly emerged.
A Monet and other art stolen from Jews during the Holocaust have been found in the home of an 81-year-old German art collector. David Toren is waiting for the Germans to hand over at least 1 of those paintings.
Silverstein’s work has long concerned itself with the intersection between the personal and Jewish Biblical narrative, significantly explored in this column in “Brighton Beach Bible” (July 27, 2009).