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Film Watch // X-Men: Jewish Origins

18:46 04 August
iding this summer’s wave of would-be comic book movie blockbusters is X-Men: First Class, prequel to the X-Men series. Under the guidance of writer Bryan Singer, who returns to the franchise after a two-film hiatus, X-Men: First Class will take viewers back in time and...

Top Ten Jewish Podcasts

14:43 26 July
If you don’t listen to a podcast (or eight), your coworker probably does—or your best friend, or your brother, or your grandma. Podcasts are the medium du jour, though the term itself—barely a decade old—is already a bit outdated.

Alan Furst Will Always Have Paris

14:15 06 July
In each of Alan Furst’s 14 novels about spies—not spy novels, he insists there is a difference—characters inevitably end up dining at Brasserie Heininger in Paris. The fictional restaurant, based on the real Brasserie Bofinger, with its opulent marble staircase and shucked oysters, represents the glamour and the joie de vivre of 1930s Paris, a city he calls “the heart of civilization.”

Nesse Godin’s Story: “Don’t Let Us Be Forgotten”

15:00 05 May
Today, Jewish communities around the world are commemorating Yom HaShoah, the international Holocaust memorial day. Thomas Siurkus, a volunteer from the German peace organization Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP), spoke with several Holocaust survivors to take their testimonies. Lithuanian survivor Nesse Godin’s testimony begins...

The Evolution of David Brooks

14:33 07 January
David Brooks, that rare New York Times columnist equally criticized by liberals and conservatives alike, was born in Toronto, Canada. His father’s college teaching jobs brought the family to New York City and Philadelphia before Brooks headed off to college at the University of Chicago, where he caught the attention of William F. Buckley. After graduation...

Book Review // The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne

12:40 15 September
As a university student in Warsaw in the first half of the 1970s, I used to spend much of my summer vacation hitchhiking around the country. This is how one fine July day I found myself in Jedwabne, a nondescript but beautifully located small town in Poland’s Northeast. Wandering through the meadows and forests, I lost my sense of direction and eventually had to ask a local for the road out of town.
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40th Anniversary Symposium: Wisdom for the Next Generation

15:51 20 May
with Robert Aumann, Theodore Bikel, Leon Fleisher, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jerome Groopman, Ruth Gruber, Fanya Heller, Madeleine Kunin, Walter Laqueur, Carl Levin, Faye Moskowitz, Judea Pearl, Richard Perle, Walter Reich, Howard Sachar, Jonathan Sacks, Hedy Schleifer, Adin Steinsaltz, Judith Viorst, Henry Waxman, Elie Wiesel, Leon Wieseltier,...