When students of the Mir Yeshiva found themselves stranded in Japan before Yom Kippur in 1941, they had one pressing question: when was Yom Kippur?
The great Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector rarely acknowledged her own Jewishness but when the Jornal do Brasil fired her a few days after the Yom Kippur War broke out, something changed.
Hannah's vow binds Samuel to an altar just as Abraham bound Isaac, but her sacrifice has a different origin and her story a different ending.
What happens when pop culture becomes responsible for maintaining historical memory? Benjamin Weiner has a bad feeling about it.
Norman Mailer had the gift of enlivening everything he touched. And he touched almost everything, from politics to Hollywood to Sports. But his Jewish novel stayed in the drawer.
Once again, Maya Arad marries the metafictional play of Nabokov with the moral warmth of Jane Austen.
Was the golden age of Polish Jewry truly golden, or just the calm before the storm?
Zalmen Gradowski’s testimony makes the sadism of the Nazi enterprise painfully clear. That seems obvious, but it runs counter to most Holocaust education.
Was Jacob Frank a progressive trendsetter or a seductive cult leader?
Far from his family, and searching for a sukkah, Shai Secunda found himself following Shai Agnon’s footsteps through the city of Berlin.