There are some days when you just need to laugh! Take a break from pundits and their predictions to savor the fine wine of Jewish jokes. William Novak, co-editor of The Big Book of Jewish Humor, hosts an hour of Jewish humor, including a few jokes you’ve never heard before.
The stories that David de Jong first reported for Bloomberg News and now recounts in his book Nazi Billionaires document the sordid embrace of the Nazi regime by Germany’s wealthiest industrial dynasties and those dynasties’ continued prosperity today.
The latest cycle of public panic over book-banning—as distinct from the constant, threatening drumbeat of book-banning itself—kicked off last January when The New York Times reported that a school board in McMinn County, Tennessee, had withdrawn Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel/memoir Maus: A Survivor’s Tale from the eighth-grade Holocaust education curriculum.
Looking into the calm of artist Carl Moll’s 1905 White Interior feels something like inhabiting the imaginative space at the periphery of a dollhouse.
As we embark on a new year, we can find respite and renewal in the trove of rich and varied museum exhibitions and cultural happenings that are once again burgeoning in our cities.
Moment Arts Editor Diane M. Bolz recently interviewed Uth about her latest project for the French Embassy.
Frances Brent discusses a new exhibit of Russian-Jewish painter Philip Guston’s sometimes controversial art.
When the ancient rabbis had a question about the Torah—an important detail that seemed to be missing, an inconsistency between two passages, even a redundant word or verse—they would often solve the problem by writing a midrash, or story, filling in the missing piece or reconciling the seeming contradiction.