The Arty Semite

This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

By Ezra Glinter

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Nathan Jeffay visits the new and improved Israel Museum.

Jordana Horn goes to see “Life During Wartime,” Todd Solondz’s profoundly Jewish mix of angst, pedophilia, awkward puberty and big-time familial dysfunction.

In the latest installment of The Nigun Project, Jeremiah Lockwood partners with hip-hop collective Felonious on an old Lubavitch tune.

Philologos wonders who put the “bop” in the “bop shoo bop shoo bop.” Or who put the “h” in “sabbath.” One of those two.

Benjamin Ivry celebrates the 150th birthday of Gustav Mahler.

Joshua Furst reviews Adam Langer’s literary meta-thriller, “The Thieves of Manhattan.”

Jay Michaelson casts light on Judaism’s view of corporations.

In this week’s Yid Lit podcast, Allison Gaudet Yarrow shmoozes with satirist extraordinaire Gary Shteyngart.

And on the Forverts Video Channel, Dr. Paul Glasser reads the second installment (here’s the first) of Sholom Aleichem’s story, “Two Anti-Semites.” Also, on the Forverts cooking show, “Eat in Good Health!”, Rukhl Schaechter and Eve Jochnowitz show us how to make sorrel soup and matzah meal latkes:


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