Steven J. Zipperstein

From Pogroms to Philip Roth

with Steven J. Zipperstein

Stanford professor Steven J. Zipperstein and JRB editor Abraham Socher discuss Philip Roth’s life and work, the recent controversy over his authorized biography, and the biography of Roth he is working on now.

Jehuda Reinharz

Chaim Weizmann: The Forgotten Founder

with Jehuda Reinharz

Historian and Brandeis University president emeritus Jehuda Reinharz has written the definitive three-volume biography of the Israeli founder Chaim Weizmann.  He joined us on Yom HaAtzma'ut to discuss Weizmann’s remarkable life and legacy. 

Adam Kirsch

A Conversation

with Adam Kirsch

Adam Kirsch, one of our favorite contemporary critics, sits down with Abe Socher to discuss everything from his childhood (turns out, a critic’s eye does run in families), to why…

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

A Conversation

with Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Sarah Abrevaya Stein is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, professor of history, and holder of the Maurice Amado Chair in…

Allegra Goodman

A Conversation

with Allegra Goodman

Watch a recap of JRB editor Abe Socher’s conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Allegra Goodman on the art of fiction and the creation of her novels, Intuition, The Cookbook Collector,…