The writer and teacher talks about her wordsmith father, Clifton Fadiman, the middlebrow culture of his radio show ‘Information Please,’ and why being an assimilated Jew is not equivalent to having no legs
Bernie Sanders’s Jewish heritage should be an outward source of pride, but the would-be president—and the mainstream media—continue to keep his roots mostly hidden from view. This hurts.
The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America
The debut novel ‘The Lion Seeker’ is the kind of representative Jewish epic Herman Wouk used to write
You may think you know where this column is going. You’d be wrong.
The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.
Anne Hathaway’s and other celebrity weddings suggest that in America Jewishness has become aspirational
Mad Men, whose sixth season premiered Sunday, revives the 1960s, an era when Jewish culture and American pop began to meld
Jews and Booze, a fascinating new history of Prohibition-era bootleggers, barmen, rabbis, and cops, picks up where HBO’s Boardwalk Empire leaves off
It’s the time of year when intermarried Jews are lectured against Christmas trees. Given marriage trends, the lecturers should learn to pipe down.
Searching for ways to attract young Jews, a Boston group asked some chefs to reinvent traditional Jewish dishes. Never underestimate the ability of good food to attract a crowd.
Recalling the heyday of the Romanian-Jewish steakhouse
United Synagogue head also discusses ‘Lost’ ad
On a lifetime of being thought Jewish
A brief history of a short punctuation mark
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New
Prostitutes, Christian Scientists, cross-dressing teachers
A lesson Mitch Albom never learned from Morrie