European Modernism, in Hebrew

With a rediscovered 1930s novel, Viennese Romance, Austrian writer David Vogel becomes a key figure in the creation of Modern Hebrew literature

Arguing the World

In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives

Half Human

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

End of the Line

A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging

The Prague Cemetery

In a new novel, 19th-century Europe is a land of ominous mystery, and a Parisian junk shop is the passage to a lost world. An excerpt.

Protocols

A conversation with Umberto Eco, whose new novel imagines one of the most anti-Semitic characters in fiction

Uncertain Jew

An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.

Final Battle

Muslim apocalyptic movements like al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other jihadi groups are winning an information war that the West barely recognizes exists

In Diplomatic Theater, Is Europe the Audience?

How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.

Oslo Discord

Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?

‘The Struggle of the World’

A Spanish leftist speaks out for Israel—and she’s not even Jewish

Free Thinkers

How Europe’s 19th and early 20th century Jews changed everything

Sundown: Rabbis Protest James Cameron, Richard Dawkins

Plus another scary move by Iran, Federation fundraising, and more

Daybreak: Obama ‘Woos’ Israelis

Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news

Retribution, Reconsidered

A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance

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