The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
In Slavko Goldstein’s newly translated ‘1941,’ Nazi-backed fascists tear through the Balkans. Yugoslavia never recovered.
The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide
Don’t believe the hype: Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’ is a brilliant work of fiction about those who want the Jewish state to disappear
Homosexuality, Jewishness, and Zionism, in the newly collected letters of the charismatic musician
An eccentric Jerusalem-based researcher believes he’s found the key to the origin of tongues—in the Bible
The progressive-era novelist’s greedy, red-haired, Polish Jew, Zerkow, is the 20th century’s greatest golem
The expatriate British writer’s unfinished potboiler marks a milestone in depictions of Jewish characters
Alisa Solomon’s kaleidoscopic look at ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ explores the political and cultural backdrop of the 49-year-old smash
The debut novel ‘The Lion Seeker’ is the kind of representative Jewish epic Herman Wouk used to write
A new authorized biography and collection of essays show why the literary figure has been so mythologized, reviled, and revered
In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the founder of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’ makes his way to New York