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.
Torah crowns, Chinese scrolls, portraits by John Singer Sargent, invaluable Hebrew manuscripts. What does the Sassoon treasure mean?
Can liberal Judaism survive and thrive in the digital age?
Outside, but Where?; Satmar Literacy; On the Interpretation of Freud, and More
“I stepped into the air.” Hilde Domin wrote, “and it carried me.”