‘If there’s anything you can do to forestall what seems like likely bad consequences, you should do it.’24
Two major articles out now draw contemporary lessons from Hannah Arendt’s writings on totalitarianism and power.6
Rumors are flying that Donald Trump will try to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. We ask the NEA’s Amy Stoll why this matters.
Alice Munro, Jonathan Safran Foer and Stefan Zweig are bestsellers in Israel — and that’s a serious problem for Hebrew literature.8
My mom’s Yom Kippur rebellion ranks as her worst; the first of many “don’t tell your father,” mother-daughter moments.
Donald Trump is inspiring publishers to seek out work from countries singled out by the Muslim Ban.3
Andrew Ramer’s exhilarating new book “Torah Told Different” invents an entire Jewish counter-history. To Jay Michaelson, it’s almost like reading sci-fi.
From familiar voices like Neil Gaiman and David Grossman to newcomers like Sana Krasikov, we offer a book to read every other week this year.
Nava Semel’s novel “Isra Isle” posits an alternative history in which a Jewish homeland was established in Grand Island, New York.3
The novels provide a guide for determining exactly how dystopic the world you live in is, but also, implicitly, how to resist the encroachment of dystopian forces.7
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