Last week we asked 70 leading Israeli and American thinkers to recommend the best books about Israel. Here are some fascinating and quirky outtakes.
We asked 70 leading Israeli and American thinkers to recommend the best books about Israel. Here are their top choices.
“Am I Gentile? Am I a Jewess? Both and neither. What am I? I am what I am.” Muriel Spark at 100.
Stamps and the paper they traveled on create a historical record of the Holocaust, capturing, for instance, “the exact historical moment when one person reached out in desperation to another."
Bloody bucket brigades and white galoshes: Not everyone celebrates Passover with four cups and four questions. Rachel Scheinerman on Passover in Samaria and Ethiopia.
Yankee ingenuity at Passover: how one regiment made a Seder in the midst of the Civil War.
Who ruled the Borscht Belt: Allan Sherman or Lenny Bruce? Jewish comedy expert Jeremy Dauber casts his vote in a humorous interview—just in time for Purim.
Bologna, 1857: A six-year old is taken from his Jewish family to be raised a Catholic. Why are we still talking about this case? An archbishop responds.
Black hat chic: Shai Secunda's review of Shababnikim, the new television show about cool yeshiva students.
Dara Horn’s new novel, Eternal Life, is out today. We caught up with her and asked her 18 questions.