A Motley Crew, Including Said and Wieseltier, Unite To Find Chopin’s Great Lost Interpreter

The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz

Leon Wieseltier Wins a Half Million Dollars

The TNR lion scores the Dan David Prize for his contributions to humanity

Jennifer Weiner’s Shiksa Lit

Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre

Peter Beinart Responds

The author of the The Crisis of Zionism strikes back at criticism of his controversial new book about Israel and American Jews

Sundown: Iran Is Getting Hungry

Plus the greatest referee of all time, and more

Lightning Rod

Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?

Sundown: Circle the Date

Plus Perry goes kosher, the fatal mustache, and more

Ordinary People

Two new books, The Druggist of Auschwitz and Reluctant Accomplice, offer true stories of average citizens’ divergent responses to Nazi rule. They help us examine our own rationalization of genocide.

Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

A Newly Paved Arab Street?

Wieseltier and Ibish cast uprisings in instructively similar lights

The Socialist

Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.

Sundown: The Week That Nothing Happened

Plus a few minor things that happened, and more

Peretz Agonistes

The ‘TNR’ editor heads for the Holy Land

Higher Truth

In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction

Jacobson’s Politics and England’s Jews

Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!

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