Marissa Brostoff

Marissa Brostoff, a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a former staff writer at Tablet and the Forward.

False Witness

A play examines the notion that Nazis made soap from Jewish flesh

Oregon Ban on Religious Clothes for Teachers

Brings people together

New ‘Harry Potter’ Is a Holocaust Allegory

Or else it’s a Christ allegory

Arafat Was Poisoned

And a conspiracy was behind it, says Fatah official

Moscow Circus Monkeys Around

With Jews-as-primates imagery

Satmar Mayor Praises Obama on Israel

Supports divinely mandated peace plan

Jewish Comedy, Then and Now

Cranky essayist prefers the early, funny stuff


A documentary examines the life of Gertrude Berg, the driving force behind TV’s The Goldbergs

Blacks are Cursed, Obama Is Evil

Say Russian-language Israeli media, while denying racism

Formula One Still Likes Nazis

Hitler not all bad, auto-racing honcho says

Gaza Blockade Keeps the Swine Flu Away

West Bank not so lucky

Holocaust Survivors Will Get Assets

Left by heirless Jews

Sister Acts

A pair of twins navigate geographic and political divides

The Damascus Affair

Playwright David Adjmi’s love-hate relationship with his Syrian Jewish roots

A View from the Courtroom

A dispatch from Madoff’s sentencing

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