Posted: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 19:30 | Posted by: Gloria Kestenbaum | Well Versed
Courtesy Remember the Women Institute

The suffering of women, in particular, during the Holocaust, was for many years excluded from the general Holocaust narrative. Rochelle G. Saidel, founder of the Remember the Women Institute (RWI), has been instrumental in bringing the specific experience of women to the fore, especially insofar as the issue of sexual violation.

Posted: Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:12 | Posted by: Ted Merwin | Well Versed
Arnold Mittelman, president of the National Jewish Theater Foundation. Courtesy NJTF

Art about the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel wrote in the New York Times in 1989, “trivializes” memory. The Shoah, he insisted, “defeated culture; later, it defeated art…No one now retell Auschwitz after Auschwitz.” Arnold Mittelman, who is producing a series of readings of Holocaust plays all across the country this month, emphatically disagrees.

Posted: Mon, 04/06/2015 - 01:27 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Itzhak Perlman and friends at Carnegie Hall. Kate Hess

Carnegie Hall has had many memorable performances, from Benny Goodman’s legendary Jazz concert of 1938 to Andy Kaufman treating the audience to milk and cookies in 1979. But Tuesday night’s National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene gala may be the first time the audience rose en masse and danced in the aisles.  

Posted: Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:49 | Posted by: Gloria Kestenbaum | Well Versed
Nicole Eisenman, Seder, 2010, oil on canvas. Courtesy The Jewish Museum

With apologies to Shelley, “If winter comes, can Passover be far behind?”  And despite the never-ending snow and winter-like cold, Passover is indeed coming soon -- which makes this a great time to drop by The Jewish Museum for a view of Nicole Eisenman’s Seder (2010), the featured work in the Museum’s Masterpieces & Curiosities exhibition series.

Posted: Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:31 | Posted by: Gloria Kestenbaum | Well Versed
IBM pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Courtesy Museum of the City of New York

For a primer in the origins of modern advertising design, head uptown to the Museum of the City of New York for “Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand.”

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