On what would have been James Merrill’s 91st birthday, we pay tribute to his poetry — as well as his kindness, elegance and sophistication.
Some voids can never be truly filled. That’s one of the hard lessons Daphne Merkin teachers in “This Close to Happy,” a memoir of depression.
David Mamet’s “The Penitent” is a provocative and spiritual tale of a psychiatrist and a mass shooter. But is it any good? Well…
Though Donald Trump has a 48 percent disapproval rating, the public strongly approves of the sentences he utters. What’s up with that?
Ellen Umansky’s novel “The Fortunate Ones” explores the link between lost masterworks and a wealthy West Coast family.
Walter Zev Feldman wrote the book on klezmer. We ask him about its history — and what accounts for its impressive staying power.
“The Patriots” is a historical epic set in 1930’s and contemporary Brooklyn and Russia. In the Trump/Putin era, it’s disturbingly resonant.
Arabic isn’t taught in Israeli schools before 5th grade, sometimes even later. Shouldn’t this education begin sooner?
Donald Trump may not be analogous to Hitler, but Jews know all too well what we need to fear from the current administration.
Author and critic Peter Orner explains how Donald Trump could benefit from reading a little Amos Oz or David Grossman.
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