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Out and About: New York's 'Power Congregations'; 'Maus' at 25

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Paul Buhle wonders whether comics are the Jewish art form.

  • Jeff Newelt picks the top 11 comic books of 5771.

  • Ruth Franklin looks back at Art Spiegelman’s “Maus” on its 25th anniversary.

  • Foster Kamer picks New York’s top 10 “power congregations.”

  • In a newly published lecture, Saul Bellow ponders the role of “A Jewish Writer in America.”

  • Gertrude Himmelfarb reviews Adam Kirsch’s “Why Trilling Matters” in The New Criterion.

  • Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk has managed to register himself with the interior ministry as “without religion.”

  • Mizrahi music comes to the Kremlin.

  • The Shtetl Hipster comes to Tumblr.

  • There is now a “Schindler’s List” action figure.

  • Which celebrities are bad for the Jews? A new coffee table book has it figured out.

  • On the Yiddish Song of the Week blog, Itzik Gottesman introduces “Dreyfusl mayn kind,” a rare song about the Dreyfus affair.


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