The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism
Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance
How the British Marxist and anti-Zionist, who died last week, influenced the writing of Jewish history
Jamie Kirchick takes us on an insider’s tour of Europe
Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do
One in every 514 people in the world is Jewish.
The novelist’s work regularly foreshadows actual events. In his latest book, the action finally shifts to Israel.
The Euro 2012 tournament displays a continent integrated and diverse—despite the other euro’s woes
With a rediscovered 1930s novel, Viennese Romance, Austrian writer David Vogel becomes a key figure in the creation of Modern Hebrew literature
In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives
The German Jewish writer Joseph Roth, whose letters are newly translated, chronicled the death of 19th century Europe and the rise of its darker heir
A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging
In the late Umberto Eco’s 2010 novel, 19th-century Europe is a land of ominous mystery, and a Parisian junk shop is the passage to a lost world. An excerpt.
A revealing 2011 conversation with Umberto Eco, who died last week at 84, about anti-Semitism in fiction, his novel ‘The Prague Cemetery,’ and the difference between fiction and lies
An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.
Muslim apocalyptic movements like al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other jihadi groups are winning an information war that the West barely recognizes exists
How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.
Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?
A Spanish leftist speaks out for Israel—and she’s not even Jewish
How Europe’s 19th and early 20th century Jews changed everything
Plus another scary move by Iran, Federation fundraising, and more
Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news
A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance
Nixon and the bomb, women step up, and more in the news
A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators
For Jakov Lind, reinvention was the heart of fiction