Sons of Liberty

A historical children’s book with conflicting ideas on Jewishness

Sophie Says

A young critic weighs in on three new novels

Wartime Truths

In 1945, Jerzy Andrzejewski’s novel of the Warsaw ghetto enraged Poles and Jews alike. How will it read to audiences today?

Back to Cuba

Anthropologist Ruth Behar keeps returning to the place her family left behind

The Wandering Kind

Bob Dylan can’t be pinned down. I’m Not There glories in not trying.

Portrait of a Lost Town

Through words and images, Mayer Kirshenblatt brings to life the Polish town he left in 1934

Tevye on the West End

Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch

Civilization and Its Discontented

Exactly who heeded the call of Abraham? Book touring makes a writer wonder.

Crossing the Border

Isaac Artentstein takes a sentimental journey back to Tijuana

The Devil and Der Führer

Norman Mailer brings out the evil in all of us

Who’s the Terrorist?

The leading Palestinian hip-hop group finds an unlikely fan base

Great Pretenders

In Romain Gary’s family, invention was the necessity of mother and son

Crimes and Misdemeanors

In Lore Segal’s fiction, no one is innocent

Call and Response

Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan

No Country for Young Men

In Philip Roth’s new novel, an aging Zuckerman faces a youthful nemesis

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