April 2014

Arts & Books

Books for the Holiday: Upping the Passover Quotient
Zelda Shluker
If you want to jazz up the Seder with parodies, spend kitchen time with your kids and grandkids or, lastly, give your children storybooks appropriate for the holiday, we’ve got it covered. more...


The Arts: Utopia, Visions and Evolution
Renata Polt
Through large-format photographs, an exhibit at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum captures the early ideals and recent achievements of Israel’s kibbutzim. more...


Florida's Foodies: Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish
Molly Arost Staub
Food has long been a priority among Jews, and that passion has blossomed in Florida, from famous delis to Miami's Joe’s Stone Crab. more...


A Talk with Ari Shavit
Stewart Kampel
Author Ari Shavit answers questions about his newest book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, and its impact on his home country. more...


Books: Israel, Looking Backward
Ari Shavit's penetrating look at his beloved country, and the story of the paratroppers who, in 1967, led Israel's entry into Jerusalem's Old City. more...


Brief Reviews: Philosophy and Fatalism
Films galore, from Israel, Poland, America and Iran. more...


Exhibit: Saving the Past
Barbara Trainin Blank
An exhibit at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage showcases objects from the Iraqi Jewish Archives, a treasure trove of items discovered by American soldiers in Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters. more...


Book Review: A Ride With Nicholas Sparks
Zelda Shluker
What makes Sparks’s newest love potion worth mentioning by Hadassah Magazine? For the first time, the popular author has a Jewish couple—at the end of their lives, to be sure—as one anchor of a heartfelt tale. more...


Exhibit Review: Graphic Life
Sara Trapper Spielman
This first comprehensive retrospective of Art Spiegelman in the United States includes more than 300 pieces from five decades of famed comic artist's career. more...


The Many Sides of Peter Max
Zelda Shluker
Many of us are familiar with Peter Max's psychedelic paintings, but viewers of an exhibit in Nassau County Museum in New York may be astonished to see that the artist's work is also diverse, complex, playful and lushly layered more...


The Arts: United (Jewish) Artists
Aaron Rosen
Art salons with a Judaic twist have been springing up around the globe. more...


Brief Reviews: Beauty, Brutality and the Blues
Reviews of new films The Prime Minsiter and Jerusalem; Mel Brooks on DVD. more...


Q&A with Director Claude Lanzmann
Judith Gelman Myers
Judith Gelman Myers talks to the Shoah filmmaker about his remarkable new movie, The Last of the Unjust, in general release starting February. more...

Books for the Holiday: Upping the Passover Quotient - By Zelda Shluker

The Arts: Utopia, Visions and Evolution  - By Renata Polt

Florida's Foodies: Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish - By Molly Arost Staub

A Talk with Ari Shavit - By Stewart Kampel

Books: Israel, Looking Backward

Brief Reviews: Philosophy and Fatalism

Exhibit: Saving the Past - By Barbara Trainin Blank

Book Review: A Ride With Nicholas Sparks - By Zelda Shluker

Exhibit Review: Graphic Life - By Sara Trapper Spielman

The Many Sides of Peter Max - By Zelda Shluker

The Arts: United (Jewish) Artists - By Aaron Rosen

Brief Reviews: Beauty, Brutality and the Blues

Q&A with Director Claude Lanzmann - By Judith Gelman Myers

 
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