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

War Movies

Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war

A Fine Romance

An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook

Protest Poetry

A newly translated anthology expands our notion of Israeli dissent

Something Old, Something New

Literary scholar Elisa New focuses on the world of her forebears

Theological Calisthenics

The characters in ‘God’s Gym’ strive to make order out of life’s chaos

Disconcerting Wipeout

How marrying Marilyn Monroe ruined Arthur Miller’s genius

Support System

A sukkah of tomorrow, held up by its inhabitants

On the Bookshelf

The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship

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