As we approach the centenary of Frank Sinatra, biographer David Lehman talks with Benjamin Ivry about the lifelong love affair between Ol’ Blue Eyes and the Jewish people.14
In her debut novel, Sigal Samuel tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life — even though they don’t believe in God.15
As the mercury continues to rise, now seems like a good time to pray to Ben & Jerry’s to make these cool, heavenly flavors available to the devoted masses.
In 2012, German investigators broke into the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt and confiscated nearly 1,300 pieces of modern art. Susan Ronald chronicles the scandal and its backdrop for a new book.
In ‘Black Earth,’ historian Timothy Snyder stresses how ‘statelessness’ facilitated mass murder — and could lead to future genocides.4
Peggy Guggenheim was, by all accounts, an adventurer, a pioneer and a force that propelled a slew of artists into fame and infamy. But is novelist and essayist Francine Prose up to the task of immortalizing her? Elaine Margolin isn’t so sure.
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia is looking a little greener these days as it celebrates Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and his creator Bernard Waber’s Jewish history.
Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’ contains some of his most powerful writing — and some of his clunkiest. Joshua Furst takes the pulse of our nation’s foremost purveyor of ‘morally serious fiction.’
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