Michael Kaminer


Montreal Baker Is Kneading It Old School

By Michael Kaminer

Purist pastry chef Jeffrey Finkelstein of Hof Kelsten with his glorious challah. Read More


The Weekly Dish

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5 Things About Lincoln and the Jews

By Michael Kaminer

5 Things About Lincoln and the Jews
Honest: Abe Lincoln made Jews part of his life and work at a time when we were a barely visible minority in the young nation. The Forward turned to renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, chief historical adviser on the New York Historical Society’s exhibition Lincoln and the Jews, for five fast facts about Honest Abe and the Children of Abraham:Read More


How Abraham Lincoln Became America's Moses

By Michael Kaminer

How Abraham Lincoln Became America's Moses
Harold Holzer’s having a big year. “Lincoln and the Jews,” a new exhibition he helped assemble, is on through June 7 at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan. His book “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion” (Simon & Schuster) just won the $50,000 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded annually to a scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln or the American Civil War era. And Holzer himself shook up the art world by announcing his retirement from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he’s been a highly respected public affairs official for 23 years. The Forward talked with Holzer about the New York Historical Society show — and Lincoln’s unusual affinity for Jews, who made up a tiny American minority in his lifetime.Read More


Sigalit Landau Brings Jerusalem Snow to Canada

By Michael Kaminer

Sigalit Landau Brings Jerusalem Snow to Canada
Sigalit Landau is known for provocative work, like the notorious video piece that showed her spinning a barbed wire hula-hoop, naked.Read More



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