Life is with People is perhaps the most well-known work of shtetl nostalgia. But how should it be read in light of its author's bloody career as one of Stalin's best spies?
Have the Jews been capitalism's best friends or worst enemies, or both?
Religion, faith, and the search for tenure at Harvard underpin a comic novel by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.
Israeli author Aharon Applefeld sifts through memories to understand the traumas of his past.
“Who was or is Robert Zimmerman, called Bob Dylan?” Is he a Jew?
Cannon Fire Over Sarajevo and Sin in Ansbach: A Passage from Rabbi Jacob Emden’s 18th Century Memoir
Jacob Emden get a deserved, if belated, translation into English.
Harvey Pekar's take on Robert Crumb's illustrated book Genesis.
How Britain's highest court misunderstands Judaism.
Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks' new translation of the siddur moves Hillel Halkin to reconsider Jewish prayer.