In her new book, Sarah Wildman details the discovery of old letters sent to her grandfather by Valerie Scheftel, the girlfriend he had to leave in Vienna when he escaped the Nazis.
Lena Dunham provokes extreme reactions — good and bad — to her work. Yevgeniya Traps writes that Dunham’s new memoir will stoke lovers and haters alike.
After the widely-acclaimed “Natasha” and “The Free World,” David Bezmozgis returns with “The Betrayers,” inspired in part by the tale of Natan Sharansky. Yevgeniya Traps weighs in.
The Forward is hosting an event full of food, comedy and conversation, exploring the role Jewish food plays in connecting us to one another.
The title character of Brian Morton’s novel ‘Florence Gordon’ is an intellectual described as a precursor to writers like Vivian Gornick, Ellen Willis and Katha Pollitt.
David Cohen’s the new rabbi at a Las Vegas synagogue. He’s also a ruthless Chicago hit man with a new identity — at least that’s the plot of Tod Goldberg’s new novel ‘Gansterland.’
Shlomo Sand attacked the Israeli national myth of Jewish identity in his first bestseller. Now, in an odd new book filled with conspiracy theories, he takes scattershot aim at Judaism itself.29
In Ronna Wineberg’s novel ‘On Bittersweet Place’ a Jewish family leaves Russia just before the revolution to land in Chicago, just as the roaring ’20s are getting underway.
Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s opus, ‘The Golem of Hollywood,’ is as ambitious as it is completely ridiculous. Laura Moser explains why that’s not altogether a bad thing.
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