Andy Warhol’s ‘10 Portraits of Jews’ was once lambasted by critics. Now, it’s getting a second look — and shedding light on the pop artist’s immigrant roots.
Alice Herz-Sommer, who died at 110, was the oldest known Holocaust survivor. Her music allowed her to cheat death in a concentration camp — and helped others too.
The world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, died Sunday at the age 110. She was a pianist and the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary.
For one essayist, who moved from New York to Tel Aviv, the world may have changed. But the sorrow that accompanies Tisha B’Av seems to remain eternal.
Were Franz Kafka’s books the most typically Jewish documents of his time? Reiner Stach sheds light on Kafka’s last years and his inner conflicts.
If ever there was an author whose works resisted analysis, it’s Franz Kafka. A new book emphasizes the author’s repressed homosexuality and fantasies about boys.
We survey the best of new Jewish lit, from debut fiction to biographies of Franz Kafka and the creators of Superman. There’s even a story about Anne Frank’s older sister.
Jean Starobinski, the Swiss literary theorist and historian, is still a productive bundle of energy at 92. He reflects on how his Polish Jewish roots influenced his achievements.
A collection of yet unseen Franz Kafka writings, stashed for four decades in a Tel Aviv apartment, will be made public and transferred to Israel’s national library, a court ruled.
Crossposted from Haaretz