The singer joins Tony Kushner, Alan Dershowitz on PBS’s Finding Your Roots
The 6-year-old Italian Jewish boy was seized by church authorities in 1858
Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Kushner, Leonard Nimoy, and others provide material for an affecting new show
Spielberg’s timely Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land
Quintessential children’s book author with a dark side
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Plus, Iranian smuggling, Crowe’s cutting remarks, and more
Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
An intelligent spectator’s guide to who the playwright really is
Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news
Plus the Auschwitz abortionist, a Hillary-less Sit Room, and more
CUNY won’t honor Tony Kushner; yet look at the people they will
Plus CUNY trustee digs deeper, and more in the news
GOP politico on Board alleges BDS support; Kushner responds
Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more
Plus the real problem with J Street, and more
The standard-bearer for the Jewish left?
And all I got was this lousy t-shirt
A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.
A playwright locates her grandfather, a Reds announcer with a voice rootless as the airwaves, with help from Death of a Salesman.
Maurice Sendak tinkers with Peter and the Wolf, rendering the villain as a pig and the boy as a guide to the illustrator’s own childhood.
A critic lambasts Tony Kushner as a self-loathing Jew for Caroline, or Change