Philip Roth and Mel Brooks Talk Art and Religion

A Television Critics Association panel hosts two titans

Harold Bloom Is God

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

A Jewish Christmas Soundtrack

The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

Ehud Olmert, Philip Roth, and The Counterlife

A startling example of life imitating art

Another Look at Herman Wouk’s Latest

The sweet surprises of The Lawgiver‘s archaism

Herman Wouk’s Last Shot

With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted

Is Roth Really Done?

After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own

On “Jewish” Writing

Starting a conversation about Jewish fiction

Nobel Literature Prize & Israeli Elections

What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up

Authors Respond to Their Books Being Banned

Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot

Daybreak: Explosion at Jewish Center in Sweden

New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support

Philip Roth Responds to Wikipedia

The author aims to set the record straight about ‘The Human Stain’

Sundown: Dems to Add Jerusalem to Platform

Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision

Serbia’s Holocaust Memorist

Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery

Wallace Markfield, Contender

The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance

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