Judy Bolton-Fasman is the culture reporter for JewishBoston.com. She has written about arts and culture for over two decades. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Forward, Tablet Magazine, The Jerusalem Report, Cognoscenti and other venues. Email her at email@example.com.
Inspired by Jewish texts and the history of art, artist Archie Rand has depicted each of the 613 commandments in the Torah in an innovative pictorial interpretation.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon was recently in Brookline promoting his new novel, “Moonglow,” and marking the beginning of Jewish Book Month.
Now in its seventh year, LimmudBoston—an annual day of Jewish study—will be held on Dec. 4 in Newton. Founder and president Steffi Aronson Karp talked to JewishBoston about this...
Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens was in Newton last week to offer an assessment of Middle East politics in a program co-sponsored by CAMERA and Temple Emanuel’s Israel...
Three Israeli-American artists remember the late Yitzhak Rabin in pieces commissioned for the 21st anniversary of his assassination.
“Germans & Jews,” an intriguing film that’s part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival lineup, explores the current relationship between Germany and its burgeoning Jewish population.
In her trademark dark jacket, crisp collared shirt and cufflinks, Fran Lebowitz came to the New Repertory Theatre last week to hold court on everything and everyone, from Donald...
Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody and Dani Menkin, director of “On the Map”—the story of the Israeli basketball team’s legendary win in 1977 over the powerhouse Soviet Red Army...
Alice Hoffman, a prolific novelist, will be reading from her new novel, “Faithful,” at the Vilna Shul in Boston on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.
“Uncharted Journeys: Women Rabbis and the Transformation of Jewish Life” will bring together five women rabbis on Saturday, Oct. 29. The women also appear in an accompanying online exhibit...
Over 40 films, capturing the breadth and depth of the Jewish experience, will be shown at this year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival.
When a rabbi and an astronaut converse about Genesis, the result is a thought-provoking discussion on creation.
The New Repertory Theatre’s production of “Good” tells the story of a man in 1930s Frankfurt whose gradual acceptance of Nazism resonates in today’s America.
In her second memoir, “Treyf,” food writer Elissa Altman recounts the ways treyf, or unkosher food, both nourished and shamed her.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Journey to Safety, a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, offers resources and support to victims and their families.
In April 2000, professor Deborah Lipstadt went to trial in England to defend the memory and history of the Holocaust against anti-Semite David Irving. What happened next has unexpected...
In this High Holiday season we remember the biblical Hannah for her spontaneous outpouring—a form of worship that introduced the modern concept of prayer.