Dark Humor

A collection of old world Jewish jokes feels a little funny

On the Bookshelf

Who owns Holocaust history?

History and Memory

Yosef Yerushalmi, who died Tuesday, was a pioneer in the field of Jewish studies

Partisan Poet

A biography examines the life of ghetto insurgent and Zionist bard Abba Kovner

On the Bookshelf

Assimilation and anxiety, from Paris to the Pampas

Scribes and Scribblers

Poetry inspired by architecture, prophecy, and the immigration experience

On Their Trail

His targets may be pushing 90, but Nazi-hunter Efraim Zuroff is still looking

On the Bookshelf

’Tis the Season

Great Kids’ Books

The best Jewish picture books of 2009

Homeward Bound

How Naomi Frankel’s life and work mirrored modern Jewish history

The Firebrand

A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky

On the Bookshelf

Pluralists, pragmatists, and polemicists

Writing on the Wall

An anthology highlights the divide between sanctioned and forbidden literature

The Prophet’s Pen

A new book argues that the key to decoding the Bible is understanding its poetry

Was Paul a Jew?

A new generation of scholars argues that the apostle long considered the progenitor of anti-Semitism never left his religion

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