Arts Features

‘American Birthright’ asks, ‘Why be Jewish?’

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Review When Becky Tahel learned her younger sister, Gal, was going to marry a non-Jewish man, she began to grapple with whether she should marry...

College artists invited to compete

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The Maryland Student Jewish Art Competition is open to Jewish college students to submit their works of fine art relating to Jewish life and...

Amid personal tragedy, filmmaker Frederick Wiseman keeps his focus

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By Andrew Lapin Frederick Wiseman got on the phone from his apartment in Paris. The 91-year-old filmmaker’s voice was hoarse, and he had to excuse...

This Jewish female artist from the comic book golden age was overlooked for decades

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  By Karen Chernick Like the comic superheroes they invented, the Jewish creators of the characters often had secret identities – at least different names. Superman...

‘Til Kingdom Come’ investigates evangelical support for Israel

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Review It takes Yael Eckstein three days to get from her home in Israel to Middlesboro, Ky., but it’s a journey she is happy to...

The color of music with Dan Binstock

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Name a tune and Dan Binstock can probably play it on his piano from memory. Binstock estimates he knows the melodies of maybe 10,000...

Folk guitarist Nathan Salsburg makes experimental soundscapes from old Jewish phonograph records

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By Daniel Bromfield Folk musician and record archivist Nathan Salsburg lives on a 40-acre former tree farm in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, with fellow...

Aaron Leibel’s ‘crazy or courageous’ Israel odyssey

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In 1972, Aaron Leibel moved from Maryland to Israel without even having set eyes on the country. A 30 year old with a doctorate...

‘Shtisel’ Season 3 will debut on March 25 on Netflix

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By Gabe Friedman Season 3 of the hit haredi Orthodox drama series “Shtisel” will debut on Netflix on March 25, Israel’s Yes Studios announced Tuesday. The...

Jewish reality TV-style program lets artists, and viewers, show off their talent

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Alix Kramer, 25, wants to be a pediatric gastroenterologist. To reach her goal, she’s working toward a degree at the University of...