All posts in category Judaism

The true story of a Jewish news agency that peddled fake news to undo Hitler

My article “The true story of a Jewish news agency that peddled fake news to undo Hitler” appears in Religion News Service.

Last-minute invite appears to treat White House call with rabbis as an afterthought

My article “Last-minute invite appears to treat White House call with rabbis as an afterthought” appears in Religion News Service.

‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer With No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director

My article “‘I’m an Experiment’: Why the Israel Museum Hired Ido Bruno, a Tech-Savvy Designer with No Institutional Experience, to Be Its New Director” appears in artnet.

A pocket watch turns back the clock on Jewish life aboard the Titanic

My article “A pocket watch turns back the clock on Jewish life aboard the Titanic,” about an item to be sold by Heritage Auctions, appears in Religion News Service. Update: Haaretz (Israel) mentions the piece.

Billy Graham drew less from Old Testament as years went by, new exhibit shows

My article “Billy Graham drew less from Old Testament as years went by, new exhibit shows” appears in Religion News Service. Here’s the beginning: In the 1950s, 1 in 3 verses that Billy Graham used to anchor his sermons came from Jewish Scripture known to Graham — and most Christians — as the Old Testament. […]

Some of Europe’s top tourist destinations are homes to anti-Semitic imagery. What should be done?

My article “Some of Europe’s top tourist destinations are homes to anti-Semitic imagery. What should be done?” appears in America magazine.

In His Biblical Scenes, the 17th-Century Dutch Painter Jan Steen Rivals Rembrandt Himself

My article “In His Biblical Scenes, the 17th-Century Dutch Painter Jan Steen Rivals Rembrandt Himself” appears in Mosaic magazine.

Image religious culture journal fires founder Gregory Wolfe, cites accusations

My article “Image religious culture journal fires founder Gregory Wolfe, cites accusations” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

Inquisition-era paintings of Old Testament figures highlight ‘complexity of humankind’

My article “Inquisition-era paintings of Old Testament figures highlight ‘complexity of humankind,’” about an exhibit at the Frick, appears in National Catholic Reporter.

The Unprecedented Bible Portraits of Francisco de Zurbarán

My review of an exhibition at New York’s Frick Collection appears in Mosaic magazine, titled “The Unprecedented Bible Portraits of Francisco de Zurbarán.”

  • Selected articles

    Bobby Fischer gravestone "Searching for Fischer’s Legacy." Chess Life magazine. March 2018. (PDF file).

    Confederate monuments "Confederate Monuments and the Power of Absence." Religion & Politics. Oct. 2017.

    Jules Olitski star "A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History." Wall St. Journal. Sept. 22, 2017.

    CIA art collection "Infiltrating the CIA’s Secret Art Collection." Playboy. Jan./Feb. 2017.
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