The New Jewish Canon” canonizes issues rather than texts, assembling brief statements by recent Jewish thinkers on a variety of topics,
The novelist Henry Roth was one of 3 million Jewish immigrants processed at Ellis Island.
Americans will be fascinated by the cruelty and loyalty born in the city of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, and Anna Goldenberg.
He was extraordinarily gregarious, but he could also be prickly, abrasive and deliberately offensive.
Hersh wandered into journalism after dropping out of law school, serving in the army, and working at Walgreens.
Esperanto was designed as a language for global harmony in response to Eastern European pogroms. A new book by Esther Schor examines the Jewish history of the language and its creator Ludwik Zamenhof.
Henry Roth’s ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ was hailed as the literary comeback of the century. Now, it’s time for a new generation to discover the master.
Dara Horn’s novels recover vestiges of the Jewish past. Her latest, ‘A Guide For the Perplexed,’ jumps back and forth between America, England, and Cairo.
Marco Roth’s new memoir charts the his struggle to understand his elusive and beloved father, who died of AIDS. The lucid and self-lacerating prose is a literary triumph.
The most powerful passion in Irene Nemirovsky’s novel is her love for France. The writer embraced the language and religion of a country that spurned and eventually killed her.