The Stage of History

Jordi Savall believes the music of the Sephardic diaspora can help save the world

Eastern Exposure

A new book examines the world of Israel’s ‘Arab Jews’

Big Bang

With Lionel Trilling and Robert Giroux cheerleading, Sam Astrachan had a stellar future. Then the glimmer faded.

Sweet Devotion

Religious origins make for some tantalizing tunes

School of Rock

Bringing traditional music into the club, and pop sounds into the chapel

Double Life

A talk with the writer-director behind Two Lovers

Tooting Their Own Horns

Musical know-it-alls talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?

Second Fiddle

Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories

Jazzed Up

Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section

Center Stage

Molly Picon’s scrapbooks bring back memories

Hallelujah Time

The polarizing power of Leonard Cohen’s classic song

Where the Heart Is

A 1951 novel parses the meaning of home

Bringing Back the Sexy

Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album

On the Shekhina’s Wings

A new collection offers four centuries of women’s spiritual literature

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