An award-winning biography about Harvey Kurtzman tells the story of how a Jewish comedy icon revolutionized American satire
‘Sweeter Than Life’ (‘Metuka MeHachaim’) by ‘Eretz Nehederet’ tells the story of a man who meets a number of women. And a fish.
His name is Roman. He hates his mother. And he’s a viral video comedy sensation.
This is how crazy myths about Jews get started in the digital age
‘Shalom from the kosher aisle’
Contrary to the message of an unusual PR campaign for the new film ‘Atomic Falafel.’
Why the political and cultural battles being fought here have nothing to do with what happened over there
A case of mistaken MacArthur identity
The group fights back after being kept out of the Conference of Presidents
Imagining this month’s meeting among Netanyahu, Kerry, and Obama
The prize should have gone to Atwood or Lahiri—or, better yet, Munro
The renowned writer, who plumbed Jewish identity and became an American master, adds the biggest laurel to his crown
This award proves, once and for all, that Roth isn’t too obscene. Nor is he too American, or too male, or too Jewish.
Why Philip Roth shouldn’t have won the Nobel prize
The Nobel laureate chronicled the American Jewish Experience
Once an institutionalized mental patient, the comic Moshe Kasher unleashes his psychological self-abuse in the new memoir Kasher in the Rye
Brushing up on tips from the JetBlue-El Al partnership
Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future
Time has arrived to rock the world of fiction
How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book
So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?
Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference
What’s more unlikely than a romantic comedy
When the going gets good, the unfortunate lights a spliff
How two books about conspiracy theories get it wrong
Ten years after Jerry Seinfeld got caught necking during Schindler’s List, reverence for the Holocaust still makes Larry David squirm