Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ is the subject of a new documentary. Abigail Pogrebin looks back at her role in the musical and what it taught her about success and failure.
Adolf Hitler and his followers transformed the Bible and language itself. Are Donald Trump and his ilk doing the same thing today?12
Affinity Konar’s “Mischling” is a lovely novel about a pair of Mengele twins during the Holocaust. But does its beauty undercut its credibility?12
Adam Kirsch’s “The People and the Books” discusses 18 classics of Jewish literature. But what does this prominent critic truly believe?
When an Irish-Catholic expat living in a small English town needs Jewish penicillin, the only thing to do is make it herself. If she can, so can you.
At 77, Amos Oz delivers “Judas” set in Jerusalem in 1959-60. It’s one of the most triumphant novels of a magnificent career.6
William F. Buckley Jr., the acerbic late founder of National Review and host of “Firing Line” could be the consummate gentleman — especially in his friendships with Jews.
With “A Gambler’s Anatomy,” Jonathan Lethem might just have written the best novel ever about backgammon. But is it actually any good?
“Have I Got a Story For You” features more than a century’s worth of Yiddish stories from the Forward. Anthology editor Ezra Glinter tells us how he picked the best of the best.11
Visitors to Philip Roth’s library in Newark, will be able to see all 3,500+ of his volumes, including the 15 books he found most influential in the first half of his life.
Our language columnist Aviya Kushner takes a deep, deep dive into the world of foreign literature and learns what is lost (and found) in translation.
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