Features

The Jewish American Dream on Broadway: “Funny Girl” and “Parade”

By Bill Simons

The 2023 Broadway theater season featured revivals of two plays, “Parade” and “Funny Girl,” highlighting divergent versions of the Jewish American Dream. Pursuit of personal and public affirmation provided thematic paths for “Parade” and “Funny Girl.” From Ap…

Jewish Online Resources 10/18/23

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Jewish Theological Seminary will hold the virtual program “Between the Line…

Off the Shelf: Jews and the Hebrew Bible

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Many academic books about the Bible focus on the history and evolution of the work. What is often ignored is the changing relationship between Jews and the biblical texts. That’s one reason why Frederick E. Greenspahn, the Gimelstone eminent scholar of Judaic stu…

First person: Encounters with a Litvak past – part 2

By Rhonda F. Levine

The first part of this article appeared in the September 22 issue of The Reporter. It can also be found here.

After two days in Vilnius, we headed to Kaunas (Kovno), which at one time was the capital of Lithuania and a cultural center. Like Vilnius, not much is left of…

Jewish Online Resources 10/6/23

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

The Forward will hold the virtual program “How Today’s Chefs are Reimagining …