Richard Brody discovers Stanley Kubrik’s unmade Holocaust film, “The Aryan Papers.”
Joel Schalit has a run-in with the garbage Nazis of Stuttgart.
Philip Roth is among the nominees for the Man Booker International Prize.
Forward contributor Mark Oppenheimer on the new teenage anti-hero.
Rediscovering Julie Eichberg Rosewald, cantor at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El from 1884 to 1893.
Jewcy reviews the work of Bonnie Lucas, “another artist toiling forever as art teacher with a mature body of thirty years work in her fifth floor walk-up.”
What better place than Israel for an adult archeology camp?
But are Jewish studies on decline in the country’s universities?
Talmud study is catching on in South Korea.
Happy 80th birthday, Leonard Nimoy!
The San Francisco Bay Guardian profiles Rabbi Michael Lerner on the 25th anniversary of Tikkun Magaine.
Watch a selection of Elizabeth Taylor’s best roles.
How Jewish playwrights adapted Shakespeare for the Yiddish stage.
Robyn Creswell interviews Peter Cole, translator of kabbalistic poetry.
The scholarship that lets you sleep in J.D. Salinger’s old dorm room.
Anselm Keifer and his confrontation with German history.
Singer-songwriter Clare Burson reflects on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
The legacy of Bagitto, the Jewish dialect of Livorno.
The latest issue of Habitus features eight poems by Esther Dischereit.
The winners of the 2011 Rappaport Prize, a one million dollar award given annually to two Israel painters, have been announced.
Woodie Allen talks about his controversial marriage.
Cynthia Ozick accepts the Jewish Book Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
A new exhibit at Brandeis University displays two works by Felix Lembersky, painter of the Babi Yar massacre.
Has there been an effort to downplay Anne Frank’s Jewishness?
“Naked Balzac With Folded Arms,” a sculpture by Auguste Rodin, has been stolen from the Israel Museum.
Husband-wife team Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are developing a project at HBO called “Hobgoblin” that portrays a group of conmen and magicians who battle Hitler during World War II.
Michael Weiss on why Boris Pasternak matters.
Was Jewish humor created in 1661?
Steven Spielberg has secured the rights to make a Wikileaks movie.
The new edition of the Laba Journal, “Eros,” is out, featuring Stephen Hazan Arnoff on music and artificial memory, Shari Mendelson on the work of Charles LeDray, fiction by Jeremiah Lockwood, and Elissa Strauss on why we want to kill the ones we love.
Actress Natalie Portman and writers David Seidler and Aaron Sorkin were among the winners at last night’s Academy Awards. Also, the Israeli documentary “Strangers No More” took home the prize for best short documentary.
“Zenga Zenga,” An Israel video lampooning Muammar Gaddafi, has gone viral.
A new biography argues for the continuing relevance of Amedeo Modigliani.
The National Post talks to Forward contributor Michael Kaminer about “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.”
How one of the most popular Jewish books of the modern era explained everything from Kabbalah to cosmology, astronomy, geography, botany, zoology and medicine.
Novelist David Bezmozgis and filmmaker Richard J. Lewis exchange letters on “Barney’s Version.”
Will Justin Timberlake star in the upcoming Three Stooges movie?
A film about Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery and two Israeli movies were honored at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
Paintings of Rahm Emanuel, covered with pancakes, bagels, challah, and other assorted foodstuffs.
Garry Kasparov tells us what it’s like to play chess in the shadow of Bobby Fischer.
In a 1923 article in The Nation, “Romanian-Jewish-American-Yiddish novelist, journalist, dandy, screwball folklorist of the Gypsies” Konrad Bercovici described “The Greatest Jewish City in the World.”
An Israeli forger almost managed to sell a fake Kandinsky for three million Euro.
You have until February 27 to catch Yeshiva University’s annual Seforim Sale.
Novelist Jonathan Lethem, author of “Motherless Brooklyn,” leaves Brooklyn for Southern California.
Kevin Spacey unveiled his new Middle East Theater Academy in Dubai.
Forward contributing editor Ilan Stavans talks about putting together the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature.
Ketubahs aren’t just for Jews anymore, says Samuel Freedman in the New York Times.
The finalists for the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature have been announced.
Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library has become home to Maurice Sendak’s only mural.
Jonah Lehrer retrieves Thorstein Veblen’s forgotten essay on why Jews become intellectuals.
An Iranian grandmaster claims to have beaten an Israeli chess record after playing 614 people simultaneously in Tehran.
Does the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit” draw on ancient Indo-European myth?
Israeli musician Avi Avital has become the first mandolinist to be nominated for a Grammy award in the classical music category.
Four less admirable Israelis were caught trying to steal Judaica from a synagogue in Milan.
Is literature being dropped from Israeli curricula?
Simon Sebag-Montefiore writes a “biography” of Jerusalem.
After a 45 year retreat from the public eye, Abstract Expressionist painter Abraham Yurberg has a new exhibit.
Woody Allen’s new film “Midnight in Paris” is set to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Liel Leibovitz ruminates on the legacy of Lenny Bruce on the 50th anniversary of Bruce’s performance at Carnegie Hall.
Two Israeli films, “Restoration” by Yossi Madmony and “Zero Motivation” by Talya Lavie, picked up prizes at Sundance.
The Egyptian Museum was hit by looters, but it could have been worse.
Israeli filmmakers have received death threats over their film on the Gaza war.
Ian McEwan has defended his decision to accept the Jerusalem Prize, telling his critics, “I’m for finding out for myself, and for dialogue, engagement, and looking of ways in which literature, especially fiction, with its impulse to enter other minds, can reach across political divides.”
J.D. Salinger was a fan of Burger King, according to letters by the deceased author released today.
Forward contributor Sarah Wildman writes in Slate about the “Hitler and the Germans” exhibit at the German Historical Museum in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Google has partnered with Yad Vashem to provide access to the museum’s documents and allow the public to fill in missing information.
Anne Applebaum writes about “The Way Back,” the first Hollywood film about the Soviet Gulag.
The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is exhibiting a collection of Russian avant-garde paintings discovered in an “unclaimed shipping container in German customs.”
Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, talk about their upcoming reality TV show.
Would you have watched “The Seinfeld Chronicles”?
Bob Dylan has signed on with Simon & Schuster to write no less than six new books.
Meet Ka’et, a dance troupe of Orthodox Jewish men in Israel.
Get ready for the Robert Moses musical.
Find out what the New York Times best sellers were the week you were born (or any week, really).
New research shows that Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929), the namesake of the Bode Museum in Berlin, was — get this — an anti-Semite.
A forthcoming biography of J.D. Salinger and Henry Kissinger’s “On China” are among The Daily Beast’s most anticipated books of 2011.
Is Frank Gehry’s design for the University of Technology, Sydney, a colossal mistake?
Jewcy talks to novelist Myla Goldberg.
At Tablet, Leil Leibovitz eulogizes Israeli comic actor Yosef Shiloach.
Adam Kirsch reviews a new biography of Russian poet Joseph Brodsky.
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