For her latest book, the ‘haunting, urgent,’ In the Darkroom, the reporter goes digging to find her father, a Holocaust survivor who became transgender—and unearths a meditation on American and American-Jewish identity in what turns out to be the Age of Trump
Sixty years after the Suez Crisis, two new histories of the Egypt-Israel conflict try to garner lessons on the Mideast and American power in a changing world
To truly know a rabbinical scholar, read his correspondence
Mark Greif’s thought-provoking new collection of essays defiantly refuses to lay waste our powers, getting and spending
Uncovering the real life behind a hugely popular Israel Zangwill character, 127 years after the night she committed suicide at age 27
A new biography of Jacob Neusner examines his ‘complicated, colorful, and unappreciated intellectual life’
In the new thriller ‘The Black Widow,’ master Israeli agent Gabriel Allon is forced to confront hard questions about ISIS
‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.