The latest issue of the Laba Journal is out: “The Laba Guide to Noah’s Ark.”
Muslim silversmith Kamai Rubaih is helping to preserve the art of Yemeni Jewish silver jewelry.
Shane Baker tries to give away “A Biographical Dictionary of Yiddish Writers in the Soviet Union.”
Catholics in Paris protested against a so-called “blasphemous” play.
Dozens of Israeli artists, intellectuals, academics and former military officials are asking Prime Minister Netanyahu to freeze the country’s wave of anti-democratic legislation.
NPR’s “On the Media” talks to author Susan Daitch about her novel “Paper Conspiracies” and the Dreyfus Affair.
Israel once boasted a thriving pulp fiction industry.
André Aciman reflects on a Gypsy song of mysterious origin.
Tablet features a work-in-progress graphic novel about the roots of hip-hop.
GQ features an illustrated account of the raid on Osama bin Laden.
The latest edition of Jewish Fiction.net is out, featuring stories by S.Y. Agnon, George Jonas and Lea Kaminsky.
The world’s oldest Holocaust museum, in London, is moving to a new home.
Nicolas Cage showed up at a Chabad fundraiser in Alaska.
Tablet magazine ranks the top 100 Jewish films.
Shulem Deen contemplates whether a Native American chant at a Rainbow Gathering can replace the Hasidic gatherings of his youth.
Philip Glass joined an Occupy Wall Street protest at Lincoln Center, following a performance of his opera “Satyagraha.”
Listen to Itzik Manger read his poem, “A Tree That Stands.”
Artist Jacqueline Nicholls and Forward artist-in-residence Eli Valley talk to Jason Solomons about Occupy Wall Street and the Israeli tent protests for the Guardian’s “Sounds Jewish” podcast.
John Berger talks to The Paris Review about reimagining Spinoza’s sketchbook.
William Deresiewicz writes about being an East Coast Jew in Portland.
The Times photographs Brooklyn’s Russian ballet.
Liana Finck gives a graphic take on the Forward-sponsored Graphic Details exhibition.
The Ben Uri Gallery in London is showing the once-missing works of painter Josef Herman.
Forward contributor Joshua Furst is interviewed by Ugarte Magazine.
Hipster Jew does The Big Lebowski, Sesame Street style.
The Jewish Week gives its first Excellence in Journalism Award to photojournalist Ruth Gruber.
Twelve tracks recorded by Amy Winehouse are being held in the Island Records vault, and the record label intends to keep them there.
Jonathan Lethem talks to Laura Miller about the literary world and high school.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, William Shatner warns about the dangers of exploding turkeys.
Nineteen-year-old Jewish rapper Mac Miller has reached #1 on the Billboard charts with his independently produced album, “Blue Slide Park.”
Take a gander at Leonard Cohen’s gun collection.
The British Mandate-era bar Casino de Paris has reopened in Jerusalem.
Take a look at one of the most Jewish Bob Dylan photos ever.
“The Jazz Singer” returns to New York City.
Egypt cancelled new age 11/11/11 celebrations at the Pyramids out of fear that the Jews might return to claim them.
Producer Brian Grazer will replace Brett Ratner at this year’s Oscars.
Variety takes a look at Caroline Hirsch, the grande dame of New York comedy.
Jed Perl has some nice things to say about the exhibit of Islamic art at the Met.
Steven Spielberg’s name has been blacked out of Tintin posters in Beirut.
Robert Deniro might play Bernard Madoff in a possibly forthcoming HBO film.
Another soon-to-be-completed movie tells the story of Yoni Netanyahu, who was killed during the Entebbe Operation in 1976.
NPR looks at “The Radical Camera” exhibit at The Jewish Museum.
WNYC listens to the Forward’s first-ever radio show, which was on… WNYC!
Jenna Weissman Joselit takes in the work of Israeli photographer Sharon Ya’ari.
A posthumous Amy Winehouse album is set to be released in December.
The British music label EMI is being sold to Russian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik.
For the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, Nextbook Press has created an interactive version of Emma Lazarus’s poem, “The New Colossus.”
Nathaniel Rabkin takes a look at an Israeli TV series about an Orthodox mobster and his family.
An HBO film directed by Oliver Stone and about New York City “master builder” Robert Moses is in the works.
David P. Goldman explains what makes Don Giovanni a Jewish opera.
Benjamin Millepied, dancer and husband to Natalie Portman, is retiring from the New York City Ballet.
The Public Theater celebrated its late artistic director, Joseph Papp, with an evening of reminiscing and a new documentary, “ Joe Papp in Five Acts.”
Vivian Gornick celebrates Emma Goldman’s revolutionary individualism.
Leonard Cohen accepts the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters with one of the most moving acceptance speeches of all time.
Israeli boxer Ilya Grad has become the first Israeli to enter Malaysia, in order to participate in a reality TV show about boxing.
Nahma Sandrow watches Yiddish films at the Medias Central European Film Festival.
In the new issue of the LABA Journal, Ruby Namdar writers about our attempts to make a name for ourselves, Stephen Arnoff writers about Patti Smith and Elissa Strauss writes about the tchotchkes on her desk.
Gareth Unwin, producer of “The King’s Speech,” is hoping to increase cooperation between the British and Israeli film industries.
A dispute has arisen over the sale of Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights apartment due to custom renovations performed by the late author.
A new project is afoot to digitize the Cairo Geniza.
The Jewish Museum in Vienna has reopened with an exhibit about Jews and Hollywood.
Marc Chagall and his contemporaries get a reappraisal at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Max Elstein Keisler thinks about Y-Love and Aramaic hip-hop.
Ayelet Dekel talks to filmmaker Julia Loktev at the Haifa Film Festival.
An exhibit at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World brings to life the Jews, Christians and Pagans who once lived in Dura-Europos, and the archeologists who unearthed the ancient settlement.
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.”
In France, a movie tells the story of a Paris mosque that saved Jews during the Holocaust.
Yedioth Ahronoth details a secret operation to bring 11 Bibles, carefully guarded by the Jewish community of Syria, to Israel under the Rabin government.
Thousands of Jerusalem’s “pashkevilim” are going online.
Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel is a revenge fantasy against Muslims.
The Statue of Liberty turned 25.
Joseph Berger profiles Borough Park’s shofar master.
Paul Simon was inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Andy Samberg impersonated Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook conference last week.
Max Elstein Keisler talks to Kosha Dillz about being the only Zionist rapper in the room.
Manohla Dargis tries to sort out the mess that is Lars von Trier.