The noted author swings by to talk about the perils and the promises of human mortality.
Ben Hecht invented the gangster movie. He also prodded Roosevelt into saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, and marshaled reluctant American Jews into becoming Zionists.
The great Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s “Scroll of Orpah” retells the story of the book of Ruth from another perspective.
City Boy: an urban Jewish Tom Sawyer.
Exploring the great Argentinian writer’s unusual fascination with Judaism and enthusiasm for the Jewish state.
The author of “The Wreck of the Jewish Museum” joins us in the studio to expand on his ideas.
You won’t find much of it at the Jewish Museum, but a vibrant Jewish art culture does exist—and needs support.
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.
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.