Jewish Culture

Israeli Art

Part of what makes the art scene in Israel so unique is that the country blends so many varying influences from all over the Jewish world.

Jewish Music 101

Music has been a part of Jewish life since biblical times, and remains integral to the Jewish religious and cultural experiences.

Ladino Literature

Literature in Judeo-Spanish, the language of Sephardic Jews

Yiddish, Ladino & Other European Literature

Because many Jewish writers wrote in German, Russian, French, and other European languages, what we call "European Jewish literature" overlaps with European literature as a whole.

Jewish Languages: From Aramaic to Yiddish

Think Hebrew is the only Jewish language? Think again!

The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Literature

Modern Hebrew literature got an ideological start in Germany, then found artistic maturity in the East.

Hiddur Mitzvah: The Case for Beautiful Ritual Objects

Aesthetically pleasing Judaica enhances holiday celebration.

Seinfeld and Company

On "Seinfeld" and other 1990s TV shows, Jewishness became part of the American pop culture landscape.

Joan Rivers

How a first generation Jewish American became an entertainment legend.

Jews and Sports

While Judaism isn't famous for grooming star athletes, there's a rich history nonetheless.

Leonard Bernstein: Jewish America’s Favorite (Musical) Son

A celebrated American composer, conductor, teacher, and pianist who infused his work with his Jewish heritage