Labor of Love

An editor looks back on 50 years at the helm of a leading Israeli literary magazine

Trailblazers

Were Marranos the first of the moderns?

Aleph Vet

A glimpse inside the world of Vietnam’s Jewish GIs

Swallowed Whole

Réjean Ducharme’s mysterious 1966 novel

Eastern Exposure

A new book examines the world of Israel’s ‘Arab Jews’

Big Bang

With Lionel Trilling and Robert Giroux cheerleading, Sam Astrachan had a stellar future. Then the glimmer faded.

Second Fiddle

Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories

Where the Heart Is

A 1951 novel parses the meaning of home

On the Shekhina’s Wings

A new collection offers four centuries of women’s spiritual literature

The Lost World

Why Gregor von Rezzori yearned for an era he never knew

Dear America

How Allen Ginsberg’s letters were an extension of his poetry

Present Tense

Can contemporary poetry engage the ancient art of prophecy?

Working Hard

Jewish writers and writing of the (last) Depression

Sin City

Howard Chaykin’s revolutionary comic-book view of urban life

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