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

Redrawing Jewish Europe

Familiar boundaries are made fluid in new collection of scholarly essays

Couldn’t Resist

French artists and Nazi rule

Child’s Play

Seventy years ago, a contentious novel scrutinized Judaism through the eyes of a young boy

Intimate Stranger

A young poet’s journey on the island of Djerba

Zionist Princess

A new biography shines a light on Marie Syrkin

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