Dara Horn is the award-winning author of four novels, most recently A Guide for the Perplexed.

Why Yiddish is Funny

As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler


Can Agnon’s Goat Speak English?

Reading the great Hebrew writer in Toby Press’ translation to English, 50 years after his Nobel prize, brings his layered simplicity to a new and deserving audience


Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl (1946)

The shrink of Auschwitz


The Family Mashber, Der Nister (1939)

Who needs Tolstoy?


The Rescuer

Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?


Repeat Performances

What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture

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