On the day of the Supreme Court’s decision to undo 50 years of constitutional rights to abortion, artist Elana Mann’s “protest rattles” feel especially poignant and urgent.
Contemporary Jewish Culture
Stanley Rosen’s Embrace of Vulnerability
If art is regarded traditionally as an impermeable form that resists the effects of time, Rosen acknowledges and accepts their inevitable triumph.
Repair and Healing in the In-Between
Artist Tobi Kahn’s tranquil and optimistic paintings are salves many have sought during months of isolation and unrest.
Scenes From a Refugee Childhood
As a coming-of-age memoir during World War II, Zoe Beloff’s Reminiscences of a Refugee Childhood is a document of a generation rapidly fading from living memory.
The Love and Art of Irene and Peter Stern
The artist couple shared creativity and mutual devotion reflecting a period of light and joy that came after considerable darkness in their early lives.
What’s Left After Exile?
“As horrifying as the details of my family story are, that is literally every émigré story. Your only choice is to leave everything behind,” says artist Jenny Yurshansky.
The Cartoonist the US Right-Wing Political Establishment Loves to Hate
Eli Valley is one of the best American cartoonists and the political elite can’t stand his viral comics that pack a punch.
The Jewish Influences of Eli Valley’s Visceral Political Cartoons
When the news gets appalling enough, Valley will show you the grotesquerie, and make you feel it.
“I’ll Have What She’s Having” Chronicles the Life of the Jewish Deli
More than simply focusing on the food, the exhibition at the Los Angeles Skirball Center illustrates how the Jewish Deli was uniquely American, tied up with political and social trends of the day.
Reckoning with Israeli Censorship Through Autofiction
Ahed’s Knee is the latest film by Nadav Lapid to use a fictionalized version of the filmmaker to inveigh against societal injustice.
Shining a Light on Soviet Jewish Life
Works by Bill Aron and Yevgeniy Fiks chronicle the experience of Soviet Jews who tried to leave their homeland.
After a Decade of Uncertainty, the Jewish American History Museum Emerges With a Bright Future
Weeks before the pandemic necessitated its temporary closure, Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History filed for bankruptcy in hopes of keeping its doors open.