The Arty Semite

Out and About: Maurice Sendak's New Book; Israeli Raid on Jenin Theater

By Ezra Glinter

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  • A new social networking site is based in the Proust Questionnaire.

  • Joel Schalit evaluates Berlin’s susceptibility to an Oslo-type attack.

  • Justin Bartha, who is currently starring in Zach Braff’s play “All New People,” will next appear in Jesse Eisenberg’s “Asuncion” at New York’s Cherry Lane Theater. The two actors last worked together in “Holy Rollers,” a film about Hasidic ecstasy smugglers.

  • The Freedom Theatre in Jenin, formerly led by slain actor Juliano Mer Khamis, was raided Tuesday night by Israeli Special Forces. Two people were detained.

  • In other Jenin news, the Israeli Supreme Court has rejected a suit against a documentary about the Jenin offensive during the Second Intifida. The court did say, however, that while the soldiers who brought the suit were not libeled, the film was “stuffed with things that are not true.”

  • A mysterious tombstone discovered on the Lower East Side has been installed at the grave of Hinda Amchanitzky, who wrote the first Yiddish cookbook in America.

  • Former Forward intern Royal Young gets profiled in the New York Observer.

  • Nika Wagner talks to Spiegel about her famous forebears.

  • David Kaufmann reviews Ammiel Alcalay’s latest collection, a view of the young poet through the eyes of his older self.

  • Joseph Berger discovers the new Sholem Aleichem documentary.


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