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Gary Baseman’s Mournful Love Letter to Old Jewish Los Angeles

The versatile artist’s summer exhibit at the Skirball Center welcomes visitors into the lost world of his Holocaust survivor parents

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Notes From a Toronto Festival

Socalled, Ugandans, and klezmer at North America’s largest gathering of Jewish and Yiddish culture

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Syd Hoff’s Cartoon Life

On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami

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Not a Fairy Tale

Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures

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Yiddishkeit

The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar illuminates the bluntness and delight of American Yiddish in the last century. A new excerpt.

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Splendor

An illustrated remembrance of cartooning legend Harvey Pekar

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 5

In our final installment, Bernie tastes both disillusionment and the sublime

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 4

Peering from behind a curtain, Bernie sees the rabbi in action

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 3

Upon entering the rabbi's enlightenment center, Bernie is taken aback

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 2

Unable to fully master his newfound skills, Bernie visits Rabbi Eliezer at his workplace

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 1

Abandoned by his mentor, Bernie falls back on old habits

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 5

Overcoming his native skepticism, Mr. Karp accepts the rabbi’s offer

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 4

After sensing a business opportunity, the rabbi asks Mr. Karp to be his backer

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 3

In his three-day walkabout, the rabbi gets a taste of American excess

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 2

When a thief offers Pisgat some contraband beluga, Max senses an opportunity

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 1

Sensing an opportunity, Pisgat is slow to release the rabbi

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 5

The new Jocheved goes to retrieve the family’s well-chilled heirloom

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 4

The handmaiden gives Jocheved a (pretty radical) makeover

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 3

Finally on the mend, Jocheved makes her first outing—to her mother's funeral

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 2

When you go, Basha Puah says, be sure to take the rabbi with you

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 1

On her deathbed, Basha Puah instructs her daughter to head to the Golden Land

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 7, Part 5

Before expiring, Salo performs a final act of heroism

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 7, Part 4

As she recovers, Jocheved endures terrible dreams

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 7, Part 3

Dressed in one of Mr. Karp's jackets, the rabbi makes his entrance

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 7, Part 2

As he ponders the letters of the Tetragrammaton, Bernie’s brain begins to tingle

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 7, Part 1

Over the TV's din, Eliezer describes the kabbalah's Tree of Life

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 3

With great reluctance, the rabbi turns away from the TV and toward his eager protégé

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 2

Bernie’s bookishness makes the Temple librarian suspicious

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 1

Hungry for knowledge, Bernie brushes up on his Yiddish

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 5, Part 3

Some six decades after the fact, the rabbi learns about Kristallnacht