Can Jewish Fairy Tales Have Happy Endings?

Emily Barton’s ‘richly imagined’ new novel ‘The Book of Esther’ projects fantasies of Jewish power onto a Tolkien-like land


The Asocial Network

Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.


Higher Truth

In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction

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