Marissa Brostoff

Marissa Brostoff, a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a former staff writer at Tablet and the Forward.

Shift in Focus

Tired of glossy magazines, photographer Harry Borden turned his attention—and lens—toward Holocaust survivors

The ‘Forward’ Debuts Yiddish Cooking Show

Ess gezunterhait!

‘Holy Rollers’ Sacrifices Intrigue and Precision

For slightly oversweetened morality play

Did Inna Grade Leave a Will?

Yiddish writer’s papers may wind up in Jerusalem

DAWN 2010 Celebrates Shavuot

At the mystical intersection of Judaism and science

Field Study: Why Shavuot is All But Ignored Across America

The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?

The Evolution of the Jewish Asshole

Morris Dickstein on ‘Greenberg’

Keeper of the Flame

Few writers have had champions as fierce as Chaim Grade’s widow, Inna Grade, who died earlier this month

Academic Question

San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Iran?

Elliott Abrams wants ‘crippling sanctions’ … for now

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