Herman Wouk’s Last Shot

With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted

Is Roth Really Done?

After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own

Poetry of the Heart

The former chief of cardiology at Yale publishes Journeys, a new collection of verse

Mitch Albom Keeps Time

The best-selling author and sportswriter can’t outrun his Jewish New Jersey past

A Math Genius’s Sad Calculus

Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival

Bond. Jew Bond.

Jerome Charyn’s crowd-pleasing new mystery novel exiles his larger-than-life hero Isaac Sidel to Texas

Holocaust Memoir Scandal Redux

In The Canvas, novelist Benjamin Stein looks at the Binjamin Wilkomirski story from opposing angles

Big Eater

Food-obsessed Jews, including an obese matriarch, are subtly rendered in Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins

Mark Helprin’s Tale

The author, like Israel, takes risks—and lives in opposition to nebbishy Jewish New Yorkers

Eric Hobsbawm’s Jewish Gift

How the British Marxist and anti-Zionist, who died last week, influenced the writing of Jewish history

Encounters With the God Particle: The Higgs Boson Meets Organized Religion

The Higgs boson, the pope, and the curious interaction between organized religion and big science

Kafka’s Yom Kippur Appeal

A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage

Isaac Zuckerman Unbound

An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground

The Last Poet of Lodz

The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it

School of Arts and Sciences

In a haunting memoir, an Upper West Sider puts family secrets—including AIDS—under the microscope

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