An appreciation of Norman Lear
And other comedy news from the U.K.
Leaves the director clueless about a lot
Notes on the passing of a star
British man plum forgot where he stored stepfather’s art works
Jason Alexander sees Middle East peace through non-sectarian comedy
Pop-star Spears in talks for a Holocaust movie
Malaysian paper offers guide to everyday slurs, inexplicably
Filthy rich, and unfortunately timed
On new news-service website
‘Burn these books,’ candidate once said of Hebrew works
Plan to freeze prices
Today in African despots
The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival
The beat poet would have been 83.
A taste of Shavuot
The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus
Jonathan Goldstein tells Bible stories
The gripping, improbable, globetrotting story of how Israeli spies caught Adolf Eichmann
In The Believers, Zoë Heller affectionately satirizes a family mired in ideology
What makes a body Jewish?
David Sax celebrates the wonders of rolled beef, tongue, and other deli treats
Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album
Uncovering the lost works of Felix Mendelssohn
What it meant for one person, born male, to become a woman
A young poet’s journey on the island of Djerba
An animated investigation of war
Composer Yotam Haber finds inspiration in a dusty Roman archive
Notes on Bob Dylan fandom
Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.