A new authorized biography and collection of essays show why the literary figure has been so mythologized, reviled, and revered
In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the founder of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’ makes his way to New York
Do the Woody Allen-family paternity revelations signal the end of the nebbishy übermensch?
The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck
The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999
In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?
Jeremy Dauber’s biography of the genius behind Tevye traces his life and legacy from shtetl child to international superstar
In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the Yiddish master’s funeral at Carnegie Hall begins to shape a legacy
The Jewish rapper releases his new ‘Nothing Was the Same.’ A pair of rabid hip-hop fans debate its value.
After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
The anointed king of American letters’ eccentric new book, ‘The Kraus Project,’ is also hate mail for our shallow culture
Mendel Beilis’ grandson takes up the cause a century after the blood-libel trial that riveted the Jewish world