Darkness Visible

Shira Nayman’s characters chase the ghosts who haunt them

Paper Trail

In bidding on a batch of stamps, Reinhard Kaiser unearthed the story of an ill-fated wartime romance

Belonging

An excerpt from the The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred, and the Jews, the latest in Nextbook’s Jewish Encounters Series

Family History

In The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn excavates some unsettling truths about brotherhood, betrayal, and the Book of Genesis.

Identity Politics

In David Levithan’s latest young adult novel, president-elect Abraham Stein

Behind the Legend

A new biography of Irène Némirovsky reveals an author less saintly than her current readers might like to believe

Anger Management

Fifty years ago Gerald Green, who died this week, wrote a prescient bestseller about a Hebrew Hammer-style vigilante with his own reality show

Rebel Yells

Naomi Alderman takes on Britain’s Jews

From Bethlehem to Jerusalem

Set in a hardscrabble mining town, Bathsheba Monk’s stories chronicle a Polish Catholic girl’s mounting interest in Judaism

The Old Man and the City

In A.B. Yehoshua’s latest novel, a disappointed middle manager falls in love with a dead woman

Brownsville Revisited

A graphic look at the neighborhood that spawned Danny Kaye, Mel Brooks, Jerry Stiller

Something Wild

Eve Grubin on what happens when poetry and religious life collide

Great Escapes, Part Two

Six more characters to spend the summer with

Uncomfortably Numb

What happens when you go to Auschwitz and feel… nothing?

Feel the Burn

Poet Wayne Koestenbaum reveals his toxic attractions

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