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Carole King’s Jewish Journey

The singer joins Tony Kushner, Alan Dershowitz on PBS’s Finding Your Roots

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Spielberg Takes On the Story of Edgardo Mortara

The 6-year-old Italian Jewish boy was seized by church authorities in 1858

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Famous People’s Reflections on Being Jewish, Now Rendered on Stage, in Song

Interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Kushner, Leonard Nimoy, and others provide material for an affecting new show

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Avraham Lincoln Avinu

Spielberg’s timely new Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land

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Sendak, of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ Has Died

Quintessential children’s book author with a dark side

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Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll

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Sundown: The Devil In Syria

Plus, Iranian smuggling, Crowe’s cutting remarks, and more

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Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more

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Sundown: Israel’s Birthday

Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more

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Kushner Goes Public

An intelligent spectator’s guide to who the playwright really is

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Daybreak: On Syria, Where’s the Outrage?

Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news

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Sundown: Defiant Syrians Continue Protests

Plus the Auschwitz abortionist, a Hillary-less Sit Room, and more

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So Are They All, All Honorable Men

CUNY won’t honor Tony Kushner; yet look at the people they will

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Daybreak: Change Is Coming to Egypt

Plus CUNY trustee digs deeper, and more in the news

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Kushner Denied Honorary CUNY Degree

GOP politico on Board alleges BDS support; Kushner responds

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Sundown: Standoff at Joseph’s Tomb

Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more

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Sundown: Bronx Bomb Plotters Convicted

Plus the real problem with J Street, and more

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Tony Kushner, Post-Zionist Mascot

The standard-bearer for the Jewish left?

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Sundown: Madoff Stole My Savings

And all I got was this lousy t-shirt

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Possessed

A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.

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Ambulance Chasing

A playwright locates her grandfather, a Reds announcer with a voice rootless as the airwaves, with help from Death of a Salesman.

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Hog Wild

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.

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Off Broadway

A critic lambasts Tony Kushner as a self-loathing Jew for Caroline, or Change

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