Bernard-Henri Lévy remembers his friend and mentor, the activist and journalist of the ‘Nouvel Observateur’ and doyen of the French left
A new documentary traces the rise, fall, and amazing rediscovery of the world’s first Arab cartoon star
The late playwright and poet finds himself embraced by the mainstream audiences he spent his life rebelling against
Was dumping Imre Kertész from the school curriculum an act of state anti-Semitism? A letter of reply.
New books attempt to answer: Is the American president a tyrant? And if so, what kind?
Art rapper Rhys Langston’s philosophy of a half-black Jewish kid from all over Los Angeles
In an attempt to Make Hungary Great Again, the populist government digs up some musty anti-Semitic nationalists for its recommended reading lists instead
Jules Feiffer’s American Follies gives a Nixonian salute
A high-stakes poker story for Valentine’s Day
A manuscript sheds light on a 16th-century tale of Jewish love and betrothal
#MeToo spawns a literature
Extraordinary photographs of a refusenik picnic in 1974, when Soviet Jews were far from free
Was Isaac Bashevis’ older brother Israel Joshua Singer the better novelist?
A new biography revives the generous life of Salka Viertel, L.A. ‘salonnière,’ memoirist, ‘Garbo specialist,’ and Jewish mother to Hollywood stars
The inside story of how ‘Harry Potter’ was translated into Yiddish
The Oscar favorite intelligently addresses America’s current artistic and political twin crises
Recent shows in San Francisco and Houston of the artist’s assemblages demonstrate our ‘futile attempts of putting things together’
The Israeli master’s latest novel to be translated to English is about the intricate work of forging a community, and a national narrative
How the violinist Emily Gresser came to make music with the virtuoso—in our barn
Leading American historians and rabbis covered for FDR’s mistake
A remembrance of sales past
A portrait of my father, the refusenik writer and medical scientist David Shrayer-Petrov, as a New England poet, on his 84th birthday
Esther Cailingold was disillusioned with the British Empire’s treatment of Jews after the Holocaust. So she joined the Jewish resistance in Palestine.
Jules Feiffer’s American Follies turns 91!
How a secure Israel brought out the best—and worst—of political Arab men of letters
A Syrian-born poet resembles Arab literary men of the ancient past
A reader’s notes from the Old City
A rock prince pays respect to his elders in the moving documentary ‘Echo in the Canyon’
On the trail of my great-grandfather, a merchant immigrant to Argentina
I knew it was out there somewhere