A new book fails to exonerate Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
What accounts for the enduring fame of Walter Benjamin?
And why isn’t Moses Mendelssohn similarly remembered?
Read new fiction from the Israeli Diaspora at ZEEK.
The Eldridge Street Synagogue shows up in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
Elaine Kaufman, New York restaurateur and “salty den mother,” has died.
The new issue of Pakn Treger from the Yiddish Book Center includes articles on children’s author Maurice Sendak, Yiddish poet Zishe Landau, and teaching Yiddish Literature in the Canadian Bible Belt.
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Ezra Glinter is the critic-at-large of the Forward.