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Publish Hitler, Say German Jews

Leader struggles for an annotated ‘Mein Kampf’

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Chicken Soup for the Macaca Soul

George Allen’s book of moral lessons

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Knesset Story Time

Parliamentarians read, ideologically

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Book Burning Zealots Want Compensation

They had to look at an icky book about gays!

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Israeli M.K. Wants Book Bailout

Plan to freeze prices

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Man Gone Down

The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival

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The Minority Within the Minority

A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America

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A Life Between Lines

Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali

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Medieval Times

Essay collection sheds light on the dark ages

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Bourne Identity

Jonathan Freedland’s alter ego takes the thriller into new territory

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Among the Faithful

In The Believers, Zoë Heller affectionately satirizes a family mired in ideology

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Period Piece

A new anthology goes with the flow

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Divine Intervention

Can religious women have their cake, and eat it too?

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Words of Our Fathers

What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New

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Love Thy Neighbor

What’s behind evangelical support for Israel?

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Birds of a Feather

Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.

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An Unexpected Leader

A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)

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Books That Have Read Me

The works that shaped my imagination

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Politics of the Everyday

Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis

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You Are What You Wear

In her new novel, Linda Grant tackles questions of identity, morality, and fashion

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The Hermit of Oliphant

After the literary pioneer Dvora Baron immigrated to Palestine, she never again ventured out

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The Irritable Man

Why Harlan Ellison’s personality overshadows his classic science fiction

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Was This Man a Genius?

The twisted mind of Otto Weininger

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Yesterday’s Hero

Fifty years after the publication of Exodus, is it time to let Ari Ben Canaan go?

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Take a Hike

Dan White’s adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail

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The Good of A Bad Man

How Stanley Elkin hit his stride

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Writing in the Dark

Why an Orthodox novelist shuns Orthodox publishers

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What Happened to Mary Berg?

A young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.

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Forbidden Fruit

Judith Katzir on the lives of Israeli women, both real and imagined

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The Ha-Ha

What’s in a joke? Jim Holt finds out.