The Arty Semite

Out and About: Rembrandt's Jesus; New Amy Winehouse Album?

By Ezra Glinter

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Rembrandt Harmenzoon Van Rijn, ‘Portrait of Christ,’ c. 1655-57. Courtesy of The Hyde Collection.
  • Harold Bloom explains why Jonah is his favorite book of the Bible.

  • A new exhibit in Philadelphia brings to light Rembrandt’s Jewish Jesus.

  • A posthumous Amy Winehouse album is in the works.

  • Officials at the Israeli embassy in Athens were dispatched to see a Roger Waters show and to look for anti-Semitic content.

  • Woody Allen will open up for a PBS documentary in November titled “Seriously Funny: The Comic Art of Woody Allen.”

  • Indian film critics have panned a Bollywood film about the Third Reich titled “From Gandhi to Hitler” — which is at least an improvement on its original title, “Dear Friend Hitler.”

  • Montreal’s Jewish public library is getting a new executive director.

  • Time magazine catches up with Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc and his current exhibit, “Last Folio: A Photographic Journey.” Read Forward Arts & Culture editor Dan Friedman’s profile of Dojc from November, 2010 here.

  • Israel’s latest wunder conductor also writes, paints, and reads seven books a week.

  • Jewlicious wonders whether circuses are kosher.

  • Two new novels by Irmgard Keun, one of Nazi Germany’s most prominent female novelists, have been translated into English.

  • Artist, caricaturist and illustrator Sam Norkin has died at age 94.


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