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

On the Bookshelf

New books on bodies visible and invisible

Braiding Flesh and Spirit

Kicking off a weeklong examination of the Jewish body

A Hasid Among Us

As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents

Paned Expressions

Though a bit tarnished, the Abstract Expressionist windows at Brooklyn’s Kingsway Jewish Center still glimmer

Far Flung

Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace

On the Bookshelf

Headliners and sidemen

Facing the Music

David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook

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