Burned by Bernie

The controversial new Madoff play may be obscene, but that’s why it’s great

Everything’s Coming Up Moses

Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical

Dancing with the Czars

How Russian-Jewish émigrés are changing the face of competitive ballroom dance

The Ventriloquist

How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish

Neil Simon Unbound

As it progressed, the playwright’s autobiographical trilogy grew more dark—and more true

Retribution, Reconsidered

A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance

The Jewish Fringe

A look at four plays from New York’s Fringe Festival

A Milkman in Winter

After 42 years, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ star Topol is still stuck in Anatevka

False Witness

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

Mommies Dearest

In Daniel Burman’s first play, a son tries to escape his mother’s grasp

Rags and Riches

What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook

Pews You Can Use

An Israeli choreographer turns a venerable Berlin shul into a performance space

The Damascus Affair

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

Not Dead Yet

Yiddish theater, long eulogized, is celebrated at a Montreal festival

Bloomsday Meets Second Avenue

Caraid O’Brien is a Ulysses performer and Yiddish-theater translator

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