Founding Father

America’s patron saint isn’t Washington or Lincoln, a new book argues—it’s Moses


In ‘The Humbling,’ Philip Roth imagines an actor grappling with the waning of his gifts

Reading Levi in Tehran

A new project offers Arabic and Farsi translations of key Holocaust works

On the Bookshelf

Integration, emancipation, and a defense of our four-legged friends

War Diary of a Vampire

In the new fantasy novel ‘The Midnight Guardian,’ the pop-culture vampire trend turns Jewish

Word Play

What the French novelist Georges Perec owed to the kabbalistic tradition

Easy Reading

Straightforward or elliptical, poetry needn’t be hard

Woman of Mystery

Author Benjamin Moser explores the enigmatic life of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector

Deliberate Evil

In a new book, Daniel Goldhagen broadens the indictment he leveled in ‘Hitler’s Willing Executioners’

On the Bookshelf

Immigrants and émigrés

Heavenly Bodies

A new book probes the question of whether the Hebrew God is multiple or one

On the Bookshelf

New books on bodies visible and invisible

Braiding Flesh and Spirit

Kicking off a weeklong examination of the Jewish body

Far Flung

Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace

On the Bookshelf

Headliners and sidemen

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