The Man Who Loves Women

Having brought author Clarice Lispector back into the public eye, biographer Ben Moser turns to Susan Sontag

Joshua Ferris Longlisted for Man Booker Prize

In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, an atheist dentist seeks Jewish community

New Jewish Publishing House To Launch in 2015

Fig Tree Books promises novels, short stories, and out-of-print classics

The Hidden One of N.J.: Why Dara Horn Is the Best of the New Breed of Jewish Novelists

Her fourth novel, ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ reanimates the past without falling into the traps of ‘Shtetlworld’ nostalgia

TV Is for Dummies

Stop comparing television shows to great novels. They’ll never be as good.

Hebrew U. Embraces English

A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions

Harold Bloom Is God

A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic

Children’s Books

Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust

The Non-Belonger

Alfred Kazin brought out the Jew in Emerson, the mystic in sex, and the terrible beauty in community. There’s no better guide for the “social me” age.

Force of Life

As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.

A Cut Above

Orly Castel-Bloom’s Dolly City is the most important Israeli novel of the last four decades

Up With Pessimism!

David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 5

In our final installment, Bernie tastes both disillusionment and the sublime

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 4

Peering from behind a curtain, Bernie sees the rabbi in action

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 3

Upon entering the rabbi's enlightenment center, Bernie is taken aback

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