In this week’s New York Times Book Review Steve Almond reviews Etgar Keret’s “Suddenly, a Knock on the Door,” and Jonathan Rosen reviews Peter Beinart’s “The Crisis of Zionism.” Read the Forward’s coverage of those books here and here.
Listen to Gary Shteyngart read from Keret’s book, here.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage wants to acquire the Haggadah from a Bruce Springsteen Seder.
Dave Eggers is set to receive the Gunter Grass Foundation’s Albatross prize for his book “Zeitoun,” but will skip the awards ceremony to avoid controversy.
The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Watch a short video about Brooklyn watchmaker David Sokosh.
Take a look at artist Tobi Kahn’s Omer counter.
David Yezzi writes in The New Criterion about the shared history of poems and prayers.
J. Hoberman reviews the new Three Stooges movie, and doesn’t much like it.