In “Where the Jews Aren’t,” Masha Gessen tells “The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region.”
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” was 11 years in the making. Yevgeniya Traps asks if the new novel was worth the wait.6
Jonathan Safran Foer, author of “Everything Is Illuminated” returns with “Here I Am,” his first novel in 11 years. In an interview with Talya Zax, he wonders if he’s still relevant.
The proposed bans are one of many historical attempts, some successful, to limit religious freedoms for Jews and Muslims.
Delmore Schwartz published “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” in the Partisan Review in 1935 at the age of 21. It’s as powerful now as it was then — maybe even more so.
Though she’s long been a character in the work of her father Art Spiegelman (“Maus”), Nadja Spiegelman’s making her debut with a dazzling memoir, “I’m Supposed To Protect You From All This.”
Cynthia Ozick, grande dame of Jewish letters, has some issues with critics. And our critic, David L. Ulin, takes issue with some of her criticisms.
“Ben-Hur” has been on the silver screen before, but Ezra Glinter explains that the new version starring Jack Huston might do the best job of showing what life might have been like during the time of Jesus.5
One of the unexpected pleasures of recent years has been the second coming of the South African-born British novelist and playwright Deborah Levy.
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