Part of Trilling's mystique came from the way he seemed "to be a Jew and yet not Jewish."
There was once a custom for a pregnant woman to bite off the tip of the etrog at the end of Sukkot. This excerpt includes the text of a Yiddish prayer, or tkhine, that the pregnant woman is instructed to recite based on an interpretation of Genesis 3:6.
The greatest Hebrew poet gets the English bio he deserves.
The author of Life of Pi trivializes the Holocaust.
Getting by with a little help from our friends.
The Jewish Jane Austen, or better?
Upmanship & Downmanship
Whither the great anti-American novel?
Rosenfeld and the Jewish Review of Books, No Jewish Narnia, The Prayers of Others, and More
More than a shtadlan.