French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
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New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
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How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
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There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
Philip Roth’s defenders point to his later, more serious works to argue for his place in the canon. In truth, those books make clearer his weaknesses.
Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld, Israel’s greatest living writer and author of the new Until the Dawn’s Light, retains his capacity for wonder
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Philip Roth’s legacy of writerly narcissism left a generation of young novelists with the wrong idea of what makes great literature
Henry Miller had complicated feelings about Jews, but his works wouldn’t have reached American audiences without them
In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality
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Ransom Center in Austin is a hotbed of Jewish literary papers
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The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks
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‘Far to Go’ tells of Czech Jews in the 1930s
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Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.