The Arty Semite

This Week in Forward Arts and Culture

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Irina Reyn reviews “My New American Life” by Francine Prose, a novel that subverts the traditional immigration myth, but also reinforces it.

  • Philologos charts the influence of Yiddish on the local Amsterdam slang known as Bargoens.

  • Jacob Berkman gives the definitive take on the demise of JDub Records.

  • Lawrence Grossman uncovers the history of philosemitism in Europe and America.

  • In Eli Valley’s latest comic, Benjamin Netanyahu figures out a solution to the divide between Israeli and American Jewry.

  • Robert Zaretsky visits Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a French village whose Protestant minister, André Trocmé, stood up against the Vichy regime.

  • Craig LeBan visits Nach Waxman’s Kitchen Arts & Letters, the most renowned culinary bookstore in America.

  • On The Sisterhood blog Jacqueline Nicholls introduces her Kittel Collection and Chanel Dubofsky talks to Erotica writer Rachel Kramer Bussel.


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