Arts & Culture

A manuscript from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Oxford courses on 12 rare Jewish languages aim to keep heritages alive

By Michelle Krasovitski In April, the language-learning app Duolingo added its 40th language to its program arsenal: Yiddish. A couple of decades ago, it would...
Hana Bor

Hana Bor educates future Jewish leaders

Hana Bor’s dissertation for her Ph.D. in Jewish studies focused on the relationship between Israel and the United States. For Bor, who grew up in...
Allison Friedman

You Should Know … Allison Friedman

As a graduate of Krieger Schechter Day School who had her bat mitzvah at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Allison Friedman is returning to her roots...

A gritty novel by Sholom Aleichem is published in English for the first time

By Penny Schwartz Move over, Tevye the dairyman. Make room for Moshkele the thief, the rough and tumble rogue hero in a newly rediscovered work...
Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg

Rabbi Wohlberg gleans wisdom from the rich and famous

When asked about the timing of his new book, Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg starts to get a little emotional. Last month, Wohlberg, rabbi of Beth Tfiloh...
David Warschawski

David Warschawski leads his marketing communications agency

When David Warschawski, founder and CEO of Warschawski, a national boutique marketing communications agency, began working to establish his new company, he knew he...
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Here’s what celebrities have had to say about their own b’nai mitzvahs

A b’nai mitzvah ceremony is a special time for any Jewish person, but it may take on extra meaning when the eyes of the...
Karen Falk

Karen Falk tells the story of Columbia Jewry

By Rudy Malcom Karen Falk conducts interviews, collects photographs and finds ephemera, or written and printed items like letters and newspaper clippings that were originally...
Moe Tucker, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed

‘Velvet Underground’ withstands test of time

By Sasha Rogelberg Before Lou Reed proclaimed, “My God is rock ’n’ roll,” The Velvet Underground frontman was a Jewish boy who grew up in...
Jennifer Rotner

You Should Know … Jennifer Rotner

In August, Elite Creative made the list of Inc. magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing companies for the first time. It’s just the latest accomplishment for Jennifer...