The cranky anti-hero of ‘Norwegian by Night’ may be demented, but he’s no fool when it comes to patriotism, identity, and time
The Tattler: This time the TV Jews are just a typical American family, no more eccentric than the Simpsons
The reVILNA digital mapping project seeks to restore the lives that were lived before they became anonymous victims
The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz
An impressive new biography looks at the original Jewish leftist—and shines light on the appeal of radical politics for Jews
Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.
The woman responsible for ‘In Treatment’ on living in the diaspora, defending Israel, and grabbing a cigarette with a general
Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion
The scholar, critic, and masterful translator remains dedicated to uncovering the full subtlety and intelligence of the stories in sacred texts
First-time novelist Ari Goelman faces tough questions from an 11-year-old fantasy fiction aficionado and summer-camp devotee
The Tattler: Critics focus on the childlike nature of his humor, but there’s always been more than meets the eye to the King of Id
But in an in-depth interview with Tablet Magazine, he also gets serious about Israel, anti-Semitism, and why Italians love him
Dan Shadur talks about his new documentary about life under the Shah, and his parents’ golden years in Tehran
Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back
The ‘Color Purple’ author showed more than just naivete in penning an open letter to the pop star. She also showed ignorance.