Samuel G. Freedman traces the evolution of Neil Simon’s trilogy of autobiographical plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, and Broadway Bound. Adam Kirsch explores Daniel Goldhagen’s new “passionate, informed, and often frustrating book” Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity. Margot Lurie looks back on the story of how her Burmese father became the first Sephardic student at Yeshiva University. Allison Hoffman reports from the J Street conference in Washington on Jim Gerstein, a liberal pollster with a special relationship to the lobbying group. And much more, here on The Scroll.