Seize the Pen

In his essays on the writing life, Michael Greenberg emerges as figure out of Bellow

On the Bookshelf

Far-flung rites and gustatory delights


Examining Soviet Russia’s short-lived Jewish renaissance

On the Bookshelf

Armed struggles, exit strategies, cats, and lullabies

The Truman No-Show

A new book assesses the president’s role in the creation of Israel

On the Bookshelf

Wisecrackers, retailers, and Maimonideans

The End of the Affair

In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse

Atrocious Normalcy

A new study of the Warsaw Ghetto features the brutal and the banal

On the Bookshelf

Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles


Daniel Levin and Austin Ratner could have been professionals; instead they became novelists

Impromptu Fantasias

Inside the world of Benjamin De Casseres: aphorist, diarist, egotist

On the Bookshelf

Jews and Germans, Trotsky, Clarice Lispector

Frankfurt on the Hudson

How the fathers of Critical Theory found their way to America

Exceptional Spiritedness

A writer-lawyer tackles Primo Levi’s tangled life and legacy

On the Bookshelf

Going nuts, draft dodging, and Louis Brandeis

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