This Old House

Shmuel Hasfari’s long-running The Master of the House is a smash hit in Tel Aviv. Can it make it in the O.C.?

Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

Out of India

Sophie Judah’s stories chronicle a vanishing tribe

A Fine Mess

How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book

Strange Trip

Eliot Fintushel’s category-defying Yiddish-inflected science fiction

Almost Famous

Why isn’t Dayna Kurtz a household name?

Managed Care

Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference

Late Bloomer

A nonagenarian gives the memoir thing a go, revisiting his hard-knock Lancashire boyhood

Liberated Bride

Alix Kates Shulman on the creation of an ex-prom queen and protofeminist

The Angel of History

A new volume of Hannah Arendt’s writing sheds light on the persistence of anti-Semitism

Our Man in Bethlehem

Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth

Portrait of an Artist

How Chagall—”the little Jew from Vitebsk”—became an art star

Let’s Put on a Show

Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.

The Man Who Would Be King

Thirty years ago, Leslie Epstein raised hackles with his fictional take on the Lodz ghetto

American Mystic

Hyman Bloom rose to fame, and fell into obscurity, with his eerie paintings of rabbis, ghosts, and demons

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