The Arty Semite

Out and About

By Ezra Glinter

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  • Joseph Cedar’s film “Footnote” has been nominated for an Oscar in the foreign language category.

  • Leonard Cohen has a poem in this week’s New Yorker.

  • Joshua Cohen writes about smuggling a suitcase full of books to Berlin.

  • A British publisher wants to reissue “Mein Kampf” in Germany, but the Bavarian copyright holders are having none of it.

  • Forward contributor Nathan Abrams has received a £76,000 grant to write about the Jewish side of Stanley Kubrick.

  • The opponents of Hasidim also had their stories, according to a new book by Dovid Katz.

  • Gary Shteyngart has turned the back-cover blurb into its own literary form.

  • The Globe theater has come under fire for inviting the Israeli Habima Theater to participate in its Globe to Globe festival.


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