Despite being funded by stalwart Zionists, two of New York’s major Jewish cultural institutions are increasingly sympathetic to anti-Israel agitation.
“If you want to learn about life in 20th-century urban America, and the Jewish experience in particular, . . . Bellow’s work should be the first port of call.”
Was the great writer a xenophobe and anti-Semite? A closer reading, especially of his 1907 The American Scene, suggests otherwise.
Is it possible to have an exhibit about Jewish artists without resorting to Jewish kitsch? We will have to wait to find out.
Since 2001, the number of Jewish households in New York living below the poverty line has risen from one in six to one in five.. . .