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.
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
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
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.
Jeremy Cowan has come a long way from driving around the Bay Area selling his beer out of his grandmother’s Volvo.
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.
The 2015 National Jewish Book Awards have been announced. Among the winners are Daniel Torday, Laura Amy Schlitz and Forward “My Heretical Year” columnist Shulem Deen.
Elsa Triolet and her husband Louis Aragon have been dismissed as deluded devotees of the Communist Party, but their biographer Philippe Forest reveals a much more nuanced story.3
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