North American Jewish Culture: Recent submissions

  • Schneider, Susan Weidman (Lilith, 2001-03-15)
    A brief review of the exhibit, “Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity,” on view at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York in 2007.
  • Jenkins, Sarah (The Art Story Contributors, 2012-01-21)
    A series of web pages dedicated to the life and work of the Jewish American artist Judy Chicago. Click on the link above to access.
  • Kulwin, Noah (newrepublic.com, 2021-06-24)
    "Joshua Cohen’s inventive new novel imagines Benjamin Netanyahu’s childhood, and digs deep into his father Benzion’s vision of Jewish history." Click on the link above to read this review of the novel by the Jewish American ...
  • Dietz, Kathryn Pierce (National Endowment for the Humanities, 1999)
    It is unusual for us to include a grant proposal in this catalog and repository, but in this case we thought it appropriate. It includes a detailed discussion of the lives and accomplishments of the Fleischer brothers, a ...
  • Ivry, Benjamin (Forward, 2020-08-08)
    "Betty Boop’s first appearance in a cartoon short [was] produced by the Austrian Jewish animator Max Fleischer." Find out more about her origins and "Betty’s mercurial variety and ambiguity" in this article by clicking ...
  • Salkin, Jeffrey (RNS Religion News Service, 2015-03-18)
    This article is about Michael Douglas, son of actor Kirk Douglas (click on the link below for Kirk Douglas's obituary). The article praises Douglas for being among the few Hollywood actors to proudly affirm his Jewishness ...
  • Reinhardt, Gottfried (Director) (YouTube, 1961)
    The entire movie, "Town Without Pity," starring Kirk Douglas, is available on YouTube. The movie is about four American soldiers stationed in Germany, who were charged with the rape of a local German girl. Click on the ...
  • Berkvist, Robert (New York Times, 2020-02-05)
    This New York Times obituary describes Kirk Douglas, who died at the age of 103 in 2020, as "one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age." He starred in many films, among the best known of which are ...
  • Ozick, Cynthia (New York Times, 2021-04-01)
    A review by Cynthia Ozick of Blake Bailey's biography of Philip Roth entitled "Philip Roth: The Biography." Click on the link above to read the review. Bailey's biography has since become mired in controversy over accusations ...
  • Alter, Alexandra; Schuessler, Jennifer (New York Times, 2021-06-04)
    In an effort to control his legacy, Philip Roth authorized only one biography, "Philip Roth: The Biography" by Blake Bailey, which appeared after Roth's death. The biography was based on hundreds of hours of interviews ...
  • Scott, A.O. (New York Times, 2021-03-25)
    This essay on the author, Tillie Olsen, is part of A.O. Scott's series in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, entitled "The Americans: Writers Who Show Us Who We Are." He focuses on the work for which Tillie Olsen is ...
  • Schoenfeld, Stuart (The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2020-03-18)
    This article discusses the history of Jews in Canada, the organizations they established, their ethnic identification, their experience with antisemitism in Canada, notable Canadian Jews, the various ways Canadian Jews ...
  • Wayne, Johnny; Shuster, Frank (YouYube, 1958)
    A YouTube video of the comedy routine, "Rinse The Blood Off My Toga," which Wayne and Shuster performed on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in 1958 (no upload date is available). Click on the link above to see the video. To read ...
  • Salutin, Rick (Toronto Star, 2011-08-25)
    Wayne and Shuster were a comedy duo who were active for over 50 years. Although they achieved notable fame in the United States, making numerous appearances on the "Ed Sullivan Show," they did not relocate to the United ...
  • Davidson, Steven (Forward, 2017-09-29)
    Larry David co-created (with Jerry Seinfeld) the television hit series, "Seinfeld," and created and writes and stars in the long-running HBO series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." In this article, Steven Davidson argues that "Curb ...
  • Pew Research Center (Pew Research Center, 2021-05-11)
    A survey of over 4,700 Jewish American adults about the nature of their Jewish affiliations and their attitudes on a wide variety of topics, undertaken from Nov. 19, 2019, to June 3, 2020. Click on the icon to read the survey.
  • Scott, A.O. (New York Times, 2005-11-11)
    New York Times film reviewer, A.O. Scott reviews the film, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic." He sees her humor as an attempt to be a transgressive way of taking on taboo topics, and argues that her "mocking political ...
  • Scott, A.O.; Silverman, Sarah (New York Times, 2021-05-19)
    Film Critic for the New York Times, A.O. Scott, wrote a scathing review of Sarah Silverman's 2005 movie, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic." He criticized her for the attitude reflected in the film about race."“She depends ...
  • Stavans, Ilan; Lambert, Josh (Los Angeles Review of Books, 2020-01-21)
    This article is the preface to the book "How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish," edited by Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. They discuss the evolution of the Yiddish language in the United States. They ...
  • Norwich, Anita (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    This article focuses on Yiddish literature in the United States written by women. The author notes that, as is the case with Jewish women in the United States more broadly, Yiddish literature by women has typically been ...

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