Neal Pollack argues that we need a new Saul Bellow. After all, he was getting pretty sick of the old one. Also, a new IPhone would come in handy.5
Two upcoming anthologies will chronicle Yiddish children’s literature, largely believed to be an understudied and unknown field.
Poet, novelist and essayist Primo Levi is best known as a survivor and chronicler of Auschwitz. But a new book reveals the supporting role he played as a Resistance fighter in Italy.
The importance of military support has been at the heart of modern rocket science since its beginnings. Amy Shira Teitel traces how space flight all started with German scientists like Wernher Von Braun.10
Did the deli help American Jews reimagine themselves? Ted Merwin’s “Pastrami on Rye,” explores the cultural history of the deli, where second generation immigrants displayed their newfound prosperity.11
In this excerpt from his latest book “Sailor and Fiddler,” 100-year-old novelist Herman Wouk explains the inspiration for some of his greatest novels.
A celebrated Israeli novelist is among the winners of this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Award for Jewish children’s books.
In his latest book, “Black Earth,” historian Timothy Snyder posits that the Nazi destruction of Eastern European states made the Holocaust possible. In an exclusive interview, Snyder explains his theories and why they’re especially relevant today.17
There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes.6
By now, Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels have become a favorite of just about everyone’s book group. But many of her readers do not know how Italian-Jewish author Elsa Morante influenced her work. Talya Zax offers an introduction.
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