The Literatures of the Two Easts

Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?

Far and Away

A new book amasses the varied tales of those who fled the Third Reich

On the Bookshelf

On writing in Hebrew, Primo Levi, and endless love

Rooted Cosmopolitanism

How Daniel Mendelsohn’s translations from the Greek illuminate his Jewishness

Idol Chatter

In his essays, Leonard Michaels worried about the line between art and the profane

On the Bookshelf

What makes a Jew: Family? Community? Books?

What Is a Jew?

An essay collection explores the complexities of Jewish identity

On the Bookshelf

Diasporas, tomatoes, interstellar Zionists, and more

On the Other Side

Moishe Nadir wrote Yiddish stories for American audiences—on deadline


A reissued novel shines a light on the most neglected Singer sibling

All Quiet

Were postwar American Jews really ‘silent’ about the Holocaust?

On the Bookshelf

Sex, white supremacists, ramen noodles, and more

Mixed Record

I.F. Stone was prescient on Zionism, less so on Communism

On the Bookshelf

Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more

Smells Fishy

Chandler Burr’s new novel is an anti-Jewish tirade

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