Joseph Epstein

Joseph Roth: Grieving for a Lost Empire 

Always in flight, one of the world’s permanent transients, Joseph Roth (1894–1939) was a one-man diaspora. A drunk and a fantasist, he was also a marvelous writer whose work was bedizened with metaphor, laced with simile.

Jokes: A Genre of Thought

Three people are required to perfect a joke: one to tell it, one to get it, and a third not to get it.

Jewish Pugs

A successful Jewish jock, demonstrating strength and physical courage, nicely rounds out Jews’ sense of completeness as human beings.

Jews on the Loose

If fame is when everyone understands it is you when only your first name is mentioned, Groucho (Marx) certainly qualifies.


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