David Mikics is the author, most recently, of Slow Reading in a Hurried Age. He lives in Brooklyn and Houston, where he is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English at the University of Houston.
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Ian Lustick imagines a liberal utopia, contra Peter Beinart, who says Jews must listen to Palestinians even if we can’t agree
The groundbreaking history of the Holocaust
Two new scholarly books show how even the most neutral academic can feel bound to answer anti-Semites’ demonic vigor in kind
An impressive new biography looks at the original Jewish leftist—and shines light on the appeal of radical politics for Jews
Uncovered: new evidence of Jewish movie moguls’ extensive collaboration with Nazis in the 1930s
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NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt
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That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
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South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
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Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
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Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
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Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
By Tova Ross — When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.By Liel Leibovitz — With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturallyBy Rachel Silberstein — The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
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