Did a French Comedian Inspire the Killings at the Jewish Museum in Brussels?

Links between Dieudonné, the Belgian anti-Semite Laurent Louis, and Iran show how anti-Semitism is spreading in Europe

Fyvush Finkel: A Charming Conversation With a Longtime Serious Mensch

As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet

All the Dirty Bits of Marcel Proust, by Harold Pinter

On stage, the English master of menace and the ponderous Frenchman find a common language in a feat of adaptation

Famous People’s Reflections on Being Jewish, Now Rendered on Stage, in Song

Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Kushner, Leonard Nimoy, and others provide material for an affecting new show

Jan Kott Would Have Loved ‘Waiting for Godot’ in Yiddish. No, He Didn’t Speak Yiddish.

I was reminded of the Polish critic and Shakespeare scholar at the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Beckett’s masterpiece

Holocaust-ed: How the Defining Event of American Jewish Identity Plays Off-Broadway

Two fine one-act plays, ‘Bad Jews’ and ‘The Model Apartment,’ tackle the Shoah with unflinching dark humor

Let’s All Be Juden: Germany’s Hip New Jew-Pop Revival

A wave of American-influenced pop artists rethinks the Holocaust, Israelis, and shtetl stereotypes

His Name Was Hitler, He Was a Showgirl: Barry Manilow’s New Musical

‘Harmony,’ opening in Atlanta next week, reimagines a famous Weimar-era song-and-dance troupe in major and minor keys

A Philosophically Funny New Pop Musical Asks, What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Rising songwriter Gaby Alter brings ‘Nobody Loves You,’ about love, ontology, and reality TV, to an off-Broadway debut

Oz Pearlman Can Read Your Mind, but Is He the Next Great Jewish Magician?

Marathoner, former Wall Streeter, mentalist, the entertainer builds from Jesus’ initial trick of turning water into wine

Comedian Jackie Mason—Who Turns 82 Sunday—Is Still Really, Really Funny

But in an in-depth interview with Tablet Magazine, he also gets serious about Israel, anti-Semitism, and why Italians love him

Allan Sherman’s Last Laugh

A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman

The Israeli Wagner

Playwright Joshua Sobol brings the composer to life on the Vienna stage but can’t bring him home to Tel Aviv

Two-Faced Blackface

One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism

Andy Kaufman Isn’t Funny

Art historian Miriam Katz wants to bring stand-up comedy into the serious world of galleries and museums

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