Comeback Kid

Having failed to assimilate, Ludwig Lewisohn went on to write the great American Jewish novel

Laugh Riot

The sharply funny, darkly political comics of Sergio Langer

Wish You Were Here

A fiction writer opens up his book to readers

Life’s a Beach

In a girl-centric graphic novel, growing up is hard to do

Baruch Obama

How a black president was imagined as a Jewish one, more or less

Fighting Words

Can literature help bring peace to the Middle East?

Books That Have Read Me

The works that shaped my imagination

Marked Man

Ami Silber imagines a virtuosic con artist in 1940s Los Angeles

Politics of the Everyday

Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis

Get Over Yourself

How useful are self-help books?

Reality Check

Dave Sim’s comic-book history of anti-Semitism

The Paragraph That Changed My Life

On Yaakov Shabtai’s Past Continuous

American Psyche

Philip Roth’s latest protagonist—a teenager—has some adjustment issues

Spirits in the Material World

Uncovering the legend of the dybbuk

Follow the Goat

Why the Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon still matters

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