A Zionist Supreme

How Louis Brandeis’s Zionism was rooted in American patriotism

A Frank Reader

Francine Prose on Anne Frank’s overlooked abilities as a writer

Bomb the Ban!

In praise of Shel Silverstein and other banned children’s book authors

Point of Departure

A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work

Penny Pinchers

The author of ‘In Cheap We Trust’ on the history of a Jewish stereotype

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

Awakenings

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

Converts

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

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