The Arty Semite

Out and About

By Ezra Glinter

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  • The iconic Negev bookstore in Toronto is set to close.

  • “A Sportman’s Guide to the Torah”? Of course there’s such a thing.

  • Will Sacha Baron Cohen be allowed to attend the Oscars in character?

  • Susan Goldman Rubin has won the Association of Jewish Libraries’ Sydney Taylor Book Award for her biography of Leonard Bernstein.

  • Marc Tracy goes to hear Woody Allen talk about magic, among other things.

  • HEEB Magazine turns 10 years old tonight.

  • Jewish rappers talk about Judaism.

  • Jazz Age Brooklyn architect Abraham J. Simberg is finally getting some respect.

  • The Museum of Jewish Heritage talks to film scholar, and The Arty Semite contributor, Nathan Abrams.

  • The brand new David Twersky Journalism Award goes to Andrew Silow-Carroll, editor of the New Jersey Jewish News.

  • Two Israeli films have taken home awards from the Berlin International Film Festival.


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