What Jewish news outlets for youth get wrong: Why they should provide content to make kids (and their parents) laugh about Israel – instead of making them feel disheartened or angry.
Joanna Steinhardt examines the Jewish gangster mythos, and why it’s only nostalgic, and doesn’t apply to the crooks of today.
Where I grew up in Northampton, Mass., it went without saying that the Jews were the artists.
Nava EtShalom reviews the Rachel Zolf’s newest book of poetry, Neighbour Procedure (Coach House, 2010), and discusses its politics of Israel and of poetics.
Sanford Pinsker reviews the work of legendary novelist and social critic Albert Murray.
Yael Hedaya is a leading Israeli author (and TV script writer). Zeek presents, for the first time, an excerpt of her English satire on today’s Israel.
The Naming makes its political points by putting the music first.
Act now to tell your half-remembered story. Go to http://www.citizenfilm.org/contest/. Contest ends October 1.
Judge is Zeek’s Editor, Jo Ellen Green Kaiser and winners will be published in Zeek’s online magazine!
Try this recipe for pomegranate-infused vodka this New Year! L’Chaim!
Set during the 1920’s-1940’s, Laura Kina’s SUGAR paintings recall obake ghost stories and feature Japanese and Okinawan picture brides turned machete carrying sugar cane plantation field laborers on the Big Island of Hawaii.
While Michael Chabon is, at best, a Yiddish practitioner of the faux sort, Stern knows, (really knows), Yiddish. Ironically, however, this may be to Stern’s disadvantage.
We run Maybe this Month, by Jacqueline Nicholls, in Eul because it is a work of outer and inner examination. Nichols’ piece is created from niddah cloths, used by women to check whether they are able to go to the mikveh after their monthly menstrual cycle.
I must admit that whenever I receive a word of an approaching film festival, I brace myself for evenings of frustration and boredom. That being said, the curators of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival do a better job than most in separating the wheat from the chaff of the annual crop of Jewish films.
On this photographic walking tour of Prague, we discover the world of Kafka’s imagination.
No more kiddush wine poems, no more challah, no more herring! It’s time to imagine a new Jewish poetry.
In the continuation of this essay, the great cultural critic’s discussion of toys illuminates the ways in which the Toy Story trilogy complicates our understanding of the relationship between adults and children.
An international artist, Maya has exhibited at the Museum of Art Ein Harod, Israel, Fest Fem in Valparaiso, Chile, at the International Visual Poetry Festival in Venezuala and at the KulturProjekte in Berlin. Her work performs Jewish identity. For updates, see www.mayaescobar.com
“Anyone who teaches about Black-Jewish relations, anyone who talks about bohemia and the Beats and life in the Village in the ‘50s” needs to read Seymour Krim.
The quince was a cure-all to the ancients, but in Kaveh’s twisted world, the fruit takes sides against our natural capacity to forgive and forget.
Has traditionalist publisher ArtScroll, in trying to prevent assimiliation, instead provided Jews with a means to accommodate to American life? So says Jeremy Stolow, reviewed here by Shaul Magid
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