Can religious women have their cake, and eat it too?
· January 15, 2009
Words of Our Fathers
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New
· January 13, 2009
Love Thy Neighbor
What’s behind evangelical support for Israel?
By Jeremy Gillick · December 30, 2008
Birds of a Feather
Jews dominated the once-booming ostrich feather business. A historian finds out why.
· November 24, 2008
An Unexpected Leader
A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)
· October 29, 2008
Books That Have Read Me
The works that shaped my imagination
By David Grossman · October 23, 2008
Politics of the Everyday
Novelist Yael Hedaya explores the daily struggles of modern Israelis
· October 13, 2008
You Are What You Wear
In her new novel, Linda Grant tackles questions of identity, morality, and fashion
By Hugh Levinson · August 25, 2008
The Hermit of Oliphant
After the literary pioneer Dvora Baron immigrated to Palestine, she never again ventured out
By Haim Watzman · August 21, 2008
Science & Technology
The Irritable Man
Why Harlan Ellison’s personality overshadows his classic science fiction
By Daniel Oppenheimer · August 19, 2008
Was This Man a Genius?
The twisted mind of Otto Weininger
· August 13, 2008
Fifty years after the publication of Exodus, is it time to let Ari Ben Canaan go?
· August 8, 2008
Take a Hike
Dan White’s adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail
By Adina Kay · July 30, 2008
The Good of A Bad Man
How Stanley Elkin hit his stride
By Sarah Almond · July 29, 2008
Writing in the Dark
Why an Orthodox novelist shuns Orthodox publishers
By Abby Ellin · July 24, 2008
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.
By Amy Rosenberg · July 17, 2008
Judith Katzir on the lives of Israeli women, both real and imagined
· July 16, 2008
What’s in a joke? Jim Holt finds out.
· July 14, 2008
The Student Who Wouldn’t Go Away
How a bumbling immigrant from Kiev became a literary sensation
· June 24, 2008
Summer Reading 2008
What we’re reading—and rereading—this season
By Nextbook · June 13, 2008
A Passage to Gujarat
Esther David’s novels chronicle a community of Jews in a province riddled with ethnic violence
By Amy Rosenberg · June 4, 2008
A murky homeland is hard to stand by
· June 3, 2008
Introduction to Marc Chagall
· June 3, 2008
Excerpt from Singermann
By Myron Brinig · June 3, 2008
What happens when a German provocateur turns to the subject of love?
By Kimberly Bradley · June 3, 2008
Partners in Crime
David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad
· May 19, 2008
Raising the Dead
In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant
· May 12, 2008
Theater & Dance
How comedians of the 1960s and ’70s revolutionized stand-up
· April 28, 2008
In the Image
A literary—but none-too-sad—Keith Gessen talks about his new novel
· April 22, 2008
The Things We Carry
What happens when your inheritance includes a life-threatening genetic mutation?
· April 7, 2008