From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A universe of blogs has sprung up where issues of Jewish law and rabbinic authority are discussed in unprecedented ways
The font, the women, the self-indulgence to hit big screen
The original ‘bad Jewish boy’ has died at 77
Actors stage a tribute to Roth with a reading
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot
A Roy Lichtenstein show at the Art Institute of Chicago reveals the movement’s affront to WASPy decorum
Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion
Saul Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet is a document of the cravings of 1960s America, and an attempt to bring the Holocaust to bear on America
Introducing The Rebutter
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.
Philip Roth’s legacy of writerly narcissism left a generation of young novelists with the wrong idea of what makes great literature
In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality
After Amazon started recommending Christian novels for me, I gathered a group of Jewish friends to explore them and discovered an unexpected reconnect with spirituality
Thank God we have better stuff to read
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.