Arts & Culture

‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps the 2020 Emmys and makes history

By Emily Burack

(JTA) – “Schitt’s Creek,” the CBC show co-created by the father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, swept the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

The beloved series won every comedy category for its sixth and final season, and the younger Levy alone won four awards.

This yea…

High Holidays Kid Lit: New children’s books for the Jewish New Year

By Penny Schwartz

(JTA) – Sparkling stars and the light of the full harvest moon comfort a young boy and his older sister as they fall asleep in their family sukkah.

That’s a scene in Night Lights, an endearing new illustrated children’s book by Barbara Diamond Goldin.

It’s one of…

Rosh Hashanah Recipe: Welcome the new year with this easy chicken recipe

By Ronnie Fein

(JTA) – Rosh Hashanah won’t be usual this year. Like many of you, my family won’t be getting together, so we’ll be setting the table for two, not 11. It’s disappointing because although we managed on Passover with a Zoom seder, we figured all would be well by the Hi…

HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ plot point resembles an age-old antisemitic lie

By Philissa Cramer

This story contains spoilers.

(JTA) – Like more than one million North Americans in each of the last three weeks, I’ve been appreciating “Lovecraft Country,” the new HBO series that adds monsters and other fantasy elements to the real-life horror stories faced by…

Music: Lorin Sklamberg & Polina Shepherd- 150 Voices

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Lorin Sklamberg & Polina Shepherd- 150 Voices

New York-based Lorin Sklamberg – who is best known as lead singer of the Klezmatics, arguably the greatest contemporary klezmer band – has long been one of my f…