Reading Levi in Tehran

A new project offers Arabic and Farsi translations of key Holocaust works

On the Bookshelf

Integration, emancipation, and a defense of our four-legged friends

Female Trouble

Alicia Jo Rabins writes indie rock ballads about biblical bad girls

War Diary of a Vampire

In the new fantasy novel ‘The Midnight Guardian,’ the pop-culture vampire trend turns Jewish

Word Play

What the French novelist Georges Perec owed to the kabbalistic tradition

Shades of Gray

A new film shines a light on Rudolph Kasztner, controversial Holocaust-era figure

Folk Fusion

Israeli expats are bringing the sounds of their youth to new jazz projects

Easy Reading

Straightforward or elliptical, poetry needn’t be hard

The Outsiders

The Fox cult hit ‘Glee’ is about outcasts and Broadway—so naturally it offers a Jewish storyline

Woman of Mystery

Author Benjamin Moser explores the enigmatic life of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector

Deliberate Evil

In a new book, Daniel Goldhagen broadens the indictment he leveled in ‘Hitler’s Willing Executioners’

Neil Simon Unbound

As it progressed, the playwright’s autobiographical trilogy grew more dark—and more true

On the Bookshelf

Immigrants and émigrés

Heavenly Bodies

A new book probes the question of whether the Hebrew God is multiple or one

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Why Jewish producers kept Jewish women off stage and screen

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