Sunday, October 17, 2021 -
Print Edition

Leisure

American Yiddish scholar discovers unknown work by Sholom Aleichem

BOSTON — Move over, Tevye the dairyman. Make room for Moshkele the thief, the rough and tumble rogue hero from the wrong side of the shtetl in a newly rediscovered...

Jewish character actor reflects on 102 years

LOS ANGELES — When actor, painter and writer Nehemia Persoff, at times dubbed “the last survivor of Hollywood’s golden age,” was a three-year old growing up in...

Isaac Asimov proudly Jewish, his way

By Stephen Silver LOS ANGELES — Last week, following a pandemic delay, Apple TV+ debuted “Foundation,” the first-ever screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s...

New DC Comics’ superhero is Jewish

By Julian Voloj NEW YORK — It turns out that Batman’s hometown of Gotham City has a historically Jewish neighborhood, complete with a synagogue. And for this...

The Omar I knew: What ‘The Wire’ actor taught my Jewish students

By Rabbi Joe Wolfson NEW YORK — Between 2008 and 2011, one of the ways I survived in yeshiva was “The Wire,” HBO’s groundbreaking police drama. Tosafot and...

The mad mustard scientist

By Rachel Román MADISON, Wisc. — The 16th-century kabbalist Moshe Cordovero and the Jewish philosopher Nachmanides both compared the universe to the size of a mustard...

Eclipsed by 9/11: The Grey Zone

By Rich Brownstein NEW YORK — On Sept. 11, 2001, an unusual, morally compicated — perhaps unique — Holocaust film premiered at a festival, then quickly...

How and why the Nazis looted art

By Chloe Sarbib, JTA via Alma NEW YORK — Great works of art often become so present in our everyday lives — the “Mona Lisa” on a mug, “The Starry […]

Jewish players — men and women — at the US Open

By Howard Blas When Diego Schwartzman outlasted Kevin Anderson in Sept. 1’s rain-drenched match — requiring relocation from Louis Armstrong to Arthur Ashe Stadium...

Goodstein’s latest explores Denver’s lost treasures

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5782 SECTION D PAGE 10 Between the lines of text and hundreds of photographs that compose Phil Goodstein’s latest book on Denver history — The...