Edward Rothstein’s essay, “The Problem with Jewish Museums,” is an impressive analysis of a problem that many museum-goers have noticed: most Jewish museums don’t know what they’re doing. They have no clear view of Judaism or the Jewish community; accordingly, they have little or nothing to say, except on the topic of Jewish participation in the surrounding Gentile culture.
What a 21st-Century Jewish Museum Should Look Like
It should focus on the message and influence of Judaism’s core texts and beliefs—not on the sentimentality and kitsch that too many Jews associate with Judaism today.
Watch Mosaic's Dramatic Reading of Isaac Babel’s “Red Cavalry”
Isaac Babel, Jonathan Silver, Ruth R. Wisse, Gary Saul Morson and Natan Sharansky
A Threat Assessment for American Jewry, Part One
Ruth R. Wisse