Innocents Abroad

Jerry Herman’s musical ode to the land of milk and honey

Fortress of Solitude

How an antiwar novel became a best-selling solace for Israeli soldiers and their families

Home Alone

Meir Shalev holds forth on pigeons, homeland, and why reading a book is like a blind date

Pioneer Tunes

A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway

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

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