On the Bookshelf

Compulsions, subversions, and a TV tell-all

A Zionist Supreme

How Louis Brandeis’s Zionism was rooted in American patriotism

A Frank Reader

Francine Prose on Anne Frank’s overlooked abilities as a writer

Bomb the Ban!

In praise of Shel Silverstein and other banned children’s book authors

Melancholy Melody

Kol Nidre gets me every time

Point of Departure

A translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s journals offers an introduction to the Palestinian poet’s work

Penny Pinchers

The author of ‘In Cheap We Trust’ on the history of a Jewish stereotype

Seize the Pen

In his essays on the writing life, Michael Greenberg emerges as figure out of Bellow

On the Bookshelf

Far-flung rites and gustatory delights

Bound for Glory

The Israel Museum unveils a restored mahzor from 1331

Whither the Sheygets?

As Johnny Castle in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ Patrick Swayze was the last—and best—of a breed

Retribution, Reconsidered

A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance


Examining Soviet Russia’s short-lived Jewish renaissance

On the Bookshelf

Armed struggles, exit strategies, cats, and lullabies

Object Lesson

An exhibition at New York’s Jewish Museum redefines the ritual object

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