Brooklyn Follies

In Williamsburg! The Musical, Hasids and hipsters find common ground

Stolen Gems

Dalia Sofer depicts one family’s fearful and bittersweet days in revolutionary Iran

Power Failure

Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge

Resistance Fighter

In her new novel, Tatiana de Rosnay challenges France’s hero complex

Secret History

Natalie Danford’s glimpse into life of wartime Urbino

A Woman Out of Time

In 1938, at the height of U.S. isolationism, Americans devoured Phyllis Bottome’s chronicle of a German-Jewish family’s struggle to survive under the Nazi regime

Energy from the Inside

A jazz drummer turns to gospel

The Right Questions

German conceptual artists find provocative ways to confront the Holocaust

Prayer Revival

A poet brings a collection of 19th-century supplications back to life

Outside the Lines

Douglas Rushkoff turns open source Judaism into a comic book

The Piperno Case

Is a popular Italian novel a daring comedy of manners

Staged Rebellion

Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation


I have Bob Dylan to thank for my career, my child, and my soul

Summer Reading 2007

What we’re reading

East Meets Kvetch

An all-Asian troupe performs a musical about kosher caterers, short insomniacs, and hypochondriacs

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