After Saul Bellow translated "Gimpel the Fool," he, Irving Howe, and Lazer Greenberg had a lechaim over schnapps. But nobody talked with Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Paul Goldberg’s latest novel, The Dissident, is a narrative tour de force that plays far too fast and loose with the historical facts, leaving its readers deeply misled.
Ben-Gurion saw little need for American-style checks and balances. Instead, he put his democratic faith in mamlakhtiyut.
Just as I was about to close the window and move on to the next Geniza fragment, two words winked at me as if I were a friend.
What, exactly, is camp spirit?
How the land of opportunity became the opportune land for Jews to thrive.
The book of Ruth has inspired Oscar-winning films, medieval kabbalists, rugged kibbutzniks, and gifted artists. What is it about this book that makes it so engaging?
“The book’s greatest contribution is fighting Jewish historical amnesia.”
Tracing lines of a linguistic heritage through Hebrew poetry.
A Hasidic-owned, bicycle-powered tefillin factory in Krakow, Poland.