This month, Haim Watzman — a writer for The Jerusalem Report — reaches an unusual milestone: His 100th work of fiction published in the magazine. Watzman and Naomi Zeveloff discuss the need for “Necessary Stories.”
In the summer of 1936, the authors Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth found some moments of peace before the arrival of the impending catastrophe. Zweig and Roth’s friendship is chronicled in Volker Weidermann’s “Ostend.”
In his fiction, Bernard Werber blends sci-fi, biology, philosophy and whodunits. He talks with Benjamin Ivry about his visions for the future of Jews and humanity at large.
In a terrific new memoir, historian Ian Buruma examines his grandparents’ lives to learn how Jewishness and Britishness can coexist.
Larry Eisenberg is one of the best-known commenters on The New York Times’ website. But there’s a whole lot more to the story of this 96-year-old writer and former engineer.
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
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