It is hard to imagine a Chekhov play where the audience gets to laugh in every scene, but Uncle Vanya at the Guthrie, in a version by Brian Friel and directed by Joe Dowling, does just that.
The Wandering Jew is in Mexico, where he tried to celebrate Shabbat, but got denied.
Anti-Semitism and anti-Israel cries are drowning out support for Israel. When you consider the differences between the pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel rallies, it’s not hard to see why.
As the world inches towards global conflict, the day which should remind us of what evil and goodness we are capable, is passed by – largely ignored.
What happens when borders are drawn arbitrarily? The Palestinians’ Right of Return as a symptom of military and political inattention, and its repercussions.
From Tsfat to the Kotel: A reflection on our survival, in preparation for Hebron, Bethlehem, another Jerusalem and the future of Israel.
The draw and fear of Aliyah. The problems and undeniable gifts of Israel. What can the greater picture mean to a single, wandering Jew?
I am translating my grandmother’s diary from the siege of Leningrad. I see her words, fading on yellowed crumpling paper, smeared with tears, and letters that were mangled by a shacking hand. I see her as she weaves between the realities of her mind and those of the world outside.
After 2 days of backcountry hiking in one of the most glorious places on earth, battling grizzlies and angry moose, I find myself in a struggle altogether more dangerous and difficult: my own mind.
A bitsl of drama with Michael Wex’s “The Frumkiss Family Business.” Read the review, and hear the author speak on Saturday at the Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair’s Closing Event.