New York psychoanalyst and novelist Arlene Heyman recalls her youthful relationship with Bernard Malamud
In defense, and praise, of the champion of personality, for whom Jewishness was simply a fact of life, not an ‘identity’
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’
Mendel Beilis’ grandson takes up the cause a century after the blood-libel trial that riveted the Jewish world
A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well
Jews’ interest in angels dates back millennia—as the Israel Museum’s ‘Divine Messengers’ exhibit attests
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
Herman Wouk wrote a foundational text for American postwar Modern Orthodoxy, and for the emancipated Jewish literature in its wake
Jolson, Malamud, Golda, and more!
Joseph Heller, who embodied masculinity in American postwar literature, for better and for worse, chronicled a major shift in American Jewish identity
Yuri Suhl’s One Foot in America, a long-lost novel of Jewish American immigration that reads like a more Dickensian take on Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep, has been republished and deserves a new audience
Boy met girl. Boy married girl. But girl is Jewish, and boy is not. Now I’m a goy, part of a growing community of non-Jews with Jewish spouses, Jewish children, and a special connection to Judaism
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
Communing with Bernard Malamud’s Jewbird
How Stanley Elkin hit his stride
Where have all Bernard Malamud’s readers gone?
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