David Sugarman is a freelance writer in New York City.
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Melville in Jerusalem

The Moby-Dick author sought spiritual connection on an 1857 Holy Land trip. He found dust and rocks instead.

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A Philosopher of Small Things

A new book on ‘antiphilosophy’ revives interest in Lev Shestov, a seminal but largely forgotten thinker

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Montreal’s Kosher Bootleggers

Observant Jews smuggle kosher wine into Quebec and sell it illegally in secret locations, flouting laws they say are anti-Semitic