Amy Schumer’s $8 million book deal, plus writer Sloane Crosley on her new novel and New York Times poetry critic David Orr on Jewish poets
An excerpt from Francine Prose’s new biography of the eminent art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim
The generous master poet of the sublime died this week at age 78
A monumental new edition of the Auschwitz survivor’s complete writings shows a humanist laboring in the dark
As a million devout Muslims descend on Mecca, a meditation on the coy symbolism of the shrine’s hidden truth
Rita Gabis knew only that her mother’s Catholic family came from Lithuania after the Holocaust. Then she started asking hard questions.
New translations of works by the Polish-born modernist Yiddish poet Yitskhok Berliner, whose life in Mexico made him a special kind of mestizo
Pascal Bruckner, the French writer and New Philosopher, on his new book, his family’s Nazi sympathies, the rise of hatred in Europe, and the crisis of radical Islam
The yes or the no of it: What does it matter?
The great 20th-century scholar remembers a life among books
A dashing trio and the eternities of literature
In a compelling new memoir, ‘Reading Claudius,’ Caroline Heller goes in search of her formidable uncle Erich, whose WWII legacy still haunts his descendants
Looking for a good book to sink into at the beach in these waning dog days? Friends share what they’ve loved lately.
When and how did authentic information about the Holocaust first become known?
Dispatch from the last day at Tel Aviv’s iconic Café Tamar, after 74 years of service
Where Jewish writers are finding homes these days, and why
Vox Tablet is delighted to share the inaugural episode of Tablet’s newest podcast, Unorthodox
A tale of two Edgars, and the predestination of names
Historian Lisa Leff tracks the perplexing journey of a 20th century collector, scholar, survivor, and thief
How a 1988 murder in Portland brought the American skinhead movement into the national spotlight
‘Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.’
This is the story of an IDF fleece jacket, and a broken back
Biographer Steven Gimbel Talks Us Through the Physicist’s Views on Religion, Israel, and (Yikes) His Theory of Relativity
In Jessamyn Hope’s evocative debut novel, ‘Safekeeping,’ people are as beautiful and as vexed as the history with which they struggle
Francophone Algerian writer Kemal Daoud writes back to ‘The Stranger’—and breathes life into its nameless victim
Why Israel’s most prestigious book award just shut out Hebrew writers who live outside the Jewish State
Memories of the Argentine literary mystic’s visit to the Holy Land, and of his nuanced Zionism
In defense, and praise, of the champion of personality, for whom Jewishness was simply a fact of life, not an ‘identity’
What did last year’s Gaza War do to Israelis?
The Jewish Foster Wallace crosses auto-fiction with hysterical realism, in the energetic and intelligent ‘Book of Numbers’