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

On the Bookshelf

Madoff, interfaith dialogue, British Jews, and more

Guilt By Association

A novelist reflects on what it means to be a Jewish writer


Rich Cohen’s new book, ‘Israel is Real,’ is divorced from reality

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