A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
Plus Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape
The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song
The widely-celebrated composer was 68.
A suggested setlist for her potential triumphant homecoming
Introducing the latest in carbohydrate-friendly design
Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time
In the new Jewish Edition of the word-guessing game Taboo, developed by two twentysomethings and a Jewish-games company, clues lean a little bit Zionist, and “Adam Sandler” was deemed too secular
Jewish history, the day you were born
Streisand and Rogen as mother and son
Meet the Jews of America’s ruling class
Plus Mama Streisand, Judah Magnes, and more
What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.
What are Jewish parents to do when every show on television drips with Christmas cheer? Here are four strategies for managing your children’s expectations in this most un-Jewish time of year.
Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more
Pies in their faces
Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and a lesson in Yiddish
Obamas, Streisand expected upstate at month’s end
Yom Kippur without God, a Catholic call-out, and Dylan disappoints
Borat and Bart, the internet as shtetl, and last Afghani Jew wants a break
Let go of your skepticism about new Jewish music
Thirty years ago, Barbra and Golda made nice in prime time
Better embarrassing than inflexible