Faking It

When girls want to know how Stacy Friedman’s bat mitzvah compares with my own, I need to be armed with answers.

Flood Watcher

Fiction echoes the nightly news

Poet, Warrior, King

In The Life of David, the first book in Nextbook’s Jewish Encounters series, Robert Pinsky examines the legacy of one of the Bible’s most compelling figures

Maimonides: Prologue

Maimonides: Reader’s Guide

Translating and Transmitting the Law

The Life of David: Chapter One

The Life of David: Reader’s Guide

Fathers, Sons, Brothers, and Heirs

The Odd-Bod

In literary London, Elias Canetti was everybody’s favorite refugee

Piperno’s Complaint

Italy’s new literary It Boy takes more than one page out of Philip Roth

Let’s Get Lost

Rebecca Solnit wanders and ponders landscapes haunted by Walter Benjamin and Leopold Bloom

Meow Mix

Joann Sfar on his graphic tale of a clever cat in 1930s Algeria

Third Look

On rereading Leonard Michaels’s I Would Have Saved Them If I Could

Note From the Underground

A fictional account of a terrorist attack becomes eerily prescient

Plot Heavy

How two books about conspiracy theories get it wrong

Girl Wonder

Melissa Bank’s heroines are witty, self-deprecating, underachieving…and Jewish

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