George Allen’s book of moral lessons
Parliamentarians read, ideologically
They had to look at an icky book about gays!
Plan to freeze prices
The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival
A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America
Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
Essay collection sheds light on the dark ages
Jonathan Freedland’s alter ego takes the thriller into new territory
In The Believers, Zoë Heller affectionately satirizes a family mired in ideology
A new anthology goes with the flow
Can religious women have their cake, and eat it too?
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New
What’s behind evangelical support for Israel?
Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.
A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)
The works that shaped my imagination
Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis
In her new novel, Linda Grant tackles questions of identity, morality, and fashion
After the literary pioneer Dvora Baron immigrated to Palestine, she never again ventured out
Why Harlan Ellison’s personality overshadows his classic science fiction
The twisted mind of Otto Weininger
Fifty years after the publication of Exodus, is it time to let Ari Ben Canaan go?
Dan White’s adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail
How Stanley Elkin hit his stride
Why an Orthodox novelist shuns Orthodox publishers
A young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.
Judith Katzir on the lives of Israeli women, both real and imagined
What’s in a joke? Jim Holt finds out.
How a bumbling immigrant from Kiev became a literary sensation