Esperanto was designed as a language for global harmony in response to Eastern European pogroms. A new book by Esther Schor examines the Jewish history of the language and its creator Ludwik Zamenhof.
Delmore Schwartz published “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” in the Partisan Review in 1935 at the age of 21. It’s as powerful now as it was then — maybe even more so.
Though she’s long been a character in the work of her father Art Spiegelman (“Maus”), Nadja Spiegelman’s making her debut with a dazzling memoir, “I’m Supposed To Protect You From All This.”
Cynthia Ozick, grande dame of Jewish letters, has some issues with critics. And our critic, David L. Ulin, takes issue with some of her criticisms.
The Museum has unveiled a decidedly old-school eatery with a nostalgic menu of Ashkenazi favorites.
“Ben-Hur” has been on the silver screen before, but Ezra Glinter explains that the new version starring Jack Huston might do the best job of showing what life might have been like during the time of Jesus.5
One of the unexpected pleasures of recent years has been the second coming of the South African-born British novelist and playwright Deborah Levy.
After a Kafka-esque process, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that papers belonging to Franz Kafka should come to Israel.
Unlike T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, poet Marianne Moore had an affinity for the Jewish people. Editor Linda Leavell reflects upon Moore’s decided lack of anti-semitism.
Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmo and author of “Sex and the Single Girl” is the subject of Gerry Hirshey’s new biography “Not Pretty Enough,” which considers her Jewishness and her feminism.
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