Joel Schalit / 29 Mar 2024

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #13

I grew up in a secular household. For my parents, Judaism was a culture, not a faith. They got their religion through Zionism to the degree that they understood it.(...)
Henrietta Foster / 26 Oct 2023

Kutno After the Holocaust

The Sholem Asch Festival

The stoney-faced immigration officer at Warsaw's Chopin Airport asked me what I was doing in Poland - because, of course, in a post-Brexit world, I am a citizen of a third country inside the EU and have to justify my presence there.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2023

Reading Politics

The Battleground’s Fall Books List

Journalists don't read books. Or if they do, very sparingly. Trained to follow the 24-hour news cycle, they focus on the daily flow of events, hour by hour, minute by minute. That's the narrative we know.(...)

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