Judaism offers the same baroque supernatural possibilities that Christianity does. So why is it rarely a universal source for genre filmmakers? And what does it say about human evil?
Twinned artistic prophecies of the destruction of the Jewish people in Europe, on Chaim Soutine’s 125th birthday
A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life
In his 1988 novel Fiasco, Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész, who died today at age 86, imagines an author exhausted by the Holocaust yet unable to write about anything else