How Delmore Schwartz Saved My Life

Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party

Not a Fairy Tale

Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures

Youth in Revolt

A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s early work sheds light his first reckonings with Jewishness and offers glimpses of the powerful thinker he would ultimately become

The Storm Called Progress

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Gathering Storm

Aberrant Marxist, heretical Jew, maverick social theorist—Walter Benjamin remains difficult to classify, but his mystique only continues to grow

Gelt and Innocence

A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.

View From the Bridge

In Wait, poet C.K. Williams looks to literary antecedents for help in locating his Jewishness

American Messiah

It’s been 16 years since Menachem Schneerson’s death, but in a sense the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe is with us more than ever

Toy Soldiers

A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up

Clockwork

The Sabbath is but one of the Jewish contributions to the science of keeping time

Academics Riff on Zionism, Diaspora

Butler, West, others speak at Cooper Union

Frankfurt on the Hudson

How the fathers of Critical Theory found their way to America

A Nation of Commentators

We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?

The Storm Called Progress

Benjamin, Scholem, Rosenzweig and the Angel of History

The Truth Seeker

The work of Gershom Scholem

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