We've Got Issues

Immigrant Literature Should Make You a Little Uncomfortable

It invites us to challenge our cherished narratives.

03/21/2018 By Sasha Senderovich

We've Got Issues

Maternal Instincts

Karen Hartman's play puts two different types of women opposite each other to hash out motherhood, sexuality, and Judaism.

03/21/2018 By Tova Gannana

We've Got Issues

Angels on High

Revisiting Tony Kushner's groundbreaking play a quarter century later.

03/21/2018 By Emily K. Alhadeff

We've Got Issues

Israel Story Splices a Country Together

The podcast host Mishy Harman seizes on stories from everyday people.

03/21/2018 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff

We've Got Issues

American Pastoral

The "Chekhov-Roth-Apatow of Queens" comes to Seattle this spring.

03/21/2018 With Gary Shteyngart

We've Got Issues

YidLife Crisis Preserves Tradition — and Pushes it Forward

Nothing is sacred.

03/21/2018 By Boris Kurbanov

Arts and Life

We've Got Issues

How Art Helps Us Understand Who We Are

03/21/2018 Illustrations by Peter Oumanski By Tova Gannana, Boris Kurbanov, Emily K. Alhadeff, and Sasha Senderovich With Gary Shteyngart


In Israel, the Streets Are Paved with Poetry

Israel's cities are like literary DNA maps.

02/14/2018 By Tova Gannana


Tiffany Shlain Uses Film to Start Global Movements for Change

This year's REEL Difference awardee is a Sundance darling who educates about good character — and taking a break from tech.

02/14/2018 By Emily K. Alhadeff


SJFF Highlights

Can't-miss flicks at the 2018 Seattle Jewish Film Festival



Andi Alhadeff Makes a Scene

The homegrown diva moves back to Seattle.

12/05/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff


Yasmin Levy Makes Music out of Madness

The Sephardic songstress has music in her blood.

09/12/2017 By Sarah Aroeste


Stewart Schill's Divine Comedy

Frank vs. God follows a desperate man's quest for justice.

09/12/2017 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff


Honoring Japanese Experiences of World War II through Music

Music of Remembrance's 20th season takes on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Japanese internment.

09/12/2017 By Boris Kurbanov


Writing Torah as Social Practice Art

Shoshana Gugenheim is out to change the industry around scribing.

06/06/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Curious George’s Curious Journey

The creators of America’s favorite monkey barely made it out of occupied Paris.

04/05/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Three Local Women Filmmakers You Need to Know

In a man’s world of film, women are increasingly drawn to documentary filmmaking to tell critical stories.

02/09/2017 By Pamela Lavitt


The Making of the Rachel/Leah Play

The In[heir]itance Project sets up shop for one of its latest innovative Biblical interpretations.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff

Artistic Sketches

David Broza Still Believes in Peace

At 61, Israel’s iconic musician continues to find faith in musical partnerships.

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff


Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre

An evening of Jewish stories from the shtetl and beyond, by Isaac Bashevis Singer

02/09/2017 By Emily K. Alhadeff