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

Disengagement

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

On the Bookshelf

Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics

Drawing Inspiration

In a searching memoir, a daughter revisits her father’s deceptions

Relatively Speaking, a Zionist

An anthology tries—and fails—to paint Einstein as hostile to Israel

On the Bookshelf

Black-Jewish harmony, sitting shiva, bat mitzvah prep, and more

Selective Memoir

Before Doctor Zhivago, Pasternak wrote poetry—and about himself

A Nation of Commentators

We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?

On the Bookshelf

Crusaders, myths, thrillers, and more

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