Arts & Culture

The great Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s “Scroll of Orpah” retells the story of the book of Ruth from another perspective.

June 7 2019 12:01AM

City Boy: an urban Jewish Tom Sawyer.

Jonathan Karp
June 6 2019 12:01AM

What you notice when returning to your native country after many years away: everyone starts sentences with “So” and ends them with a question mark.

June 5 2019 12:01AM

Exploring the great Argentinian writer’s unusual fascination with Judaism and enthusiasm for the Jewish state.

May 31 2019 12:01AM

The author of “The Wreck of the Jewish Museum” joins us in the studio to expand on his ideas.

May 30 2019 12:01AM

It’s one thing to hold a jazz night in order to draw people into a synagogue building. It’s quite another to show them why the synagogue exists and how it serves its purpose in existing.

May 28 2019 12:01AM

You won’t find much of it at the Jewish Museum, but a vibrant Jewish art culture does exist—and needs support.

May 24 2019 12:01AM

Assuming no education, offering little knowledge, and affecting not to care about either, New York’s Jewish Museum promises to inspire new forms of an “ever-changing” Jewish identity.

May 20 2019 12:01AM

The museum’s latest core exhibition reveals a distance from Judaism indistinguishable from disregard, embarrassment, and disdain.

May 13 2019 12:01AM

From its priceless collection of artworks, a foremost cultural institution has harvested mainly inferior examples for display, while submerging Jewish identity in a sea of “universal values.”

May 6 2019 12:01AM

Not packaged, not square, not oven-baked: that’s what it wasn’t. But what it was and where the name for it comes from is still something of a mystery.

April 24 2019 12:01AM

A few months ago, I was approached with a request to become involved in a then-secret mission: to examine one of the very few high-medieval Haggadahs still in private hands.

April 23 2019 12:01AM

When he learned just how much power the likes of Richard Dawkins had amassed, the writer Scott Shay decided to fight back.

April 18 2019 12:01AM

A posthumous collection edited by his son Daniel clarifies the great columnist’s legacy to American, and to Jewish, discourse.

April 17 2019 12:01AM