Arts Features

An Orthodox Jew looks at Israel’s secular-Orthodox divide

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Review “The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity” by Micah Goodman. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press 2020. 190 pages. $30. Many religious...

‘Shtisel’ to leave Netflix in December

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Netflix is scheduled to lose the streaming rights to seasons 1 and 2 of “Shtisel” in December, according to What’s on Netflix.com. Both seasons...

Ari Roth parts company with Mosaic Theater

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Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., is leaving the theater that he founded in 2014. The announcement of Roth’s resignation came...

Creators of RogueShul Twitter account reveal their identities

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By Shira Hanau It wasn’t always easy for Ellie Klein Goldman and Caroline Dorn to keep their identities secret. Especially the many times they were...

Max Jacob, parricide extraordinaire

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Review “Max Jacob: A Life in Art and Letters” Rosanna Warren W.W. Norton & Co. The European Jewish artists, writers and thinkers of Max Jacob’s generation tended to...

7 especially Jewish ‘Jeopardy!’ moments from Alex Trebek’s 36 years as host

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By Philissa Cramer Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of “Jeopardy!,” died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at 80. In his 36 years as host of the...

Fictionalizing life in Bangkok with Iris Mitlin Lav

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When Iris Mitlin Lav was readying for retirement in 2016, she sat down to jot out some notes about what she might do. After...

Playback theater group hands stage over to Jews of color

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“Jewish Institutions: This Is What Jewish People of Color Need You to Know,” is not a typical musical or comedy. The actors in the show...

If you loved ‘Borat,’ you’ll like the sequel

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Review “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” struggles with the same issues that affect all sequels — how to recapture what made the original so captivating. For the new...

Stump the Rabbi!

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By the staffs of Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Jewish Times Rabbi Hyim Shafner photographed by David Stuck They say there are no dumb questions. Somehow...