Memories of an incomplete Seder
With ticker tape parades in sight, a story of how the war still had a momentum of its own
The best releases from the past year. Hint: There are no picture books on this list.
How the prolific writer Barry N. Malzberg showed me my passion was just Judaism in a spacesuit
Virginity and free love in the immigrant world of tenements, in Miriam Karpilove’s newly translated, unselfconsciously Jewish, and hugely popular Yiddish novel ‘Diary of a Lonely Girl’
The Dead Sea Scrolls blew the sci-fi writer’s mind
A high-stakes poker story for Valentine’s Day
Was Isaac Bashevis’ older brother Israel Joshua Singer the better novelist?
The Israeli master’s latest novel to be translated to English is about the intricate work of forging a community, and a national narrative
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recent titles that are worth a read
In a landscape vacated of the two literary giants Aharon Appelfeld and Amos Oz, Israeli fiction ushers in the rise of a new generation of women writers. The author of ‘All the Rivers’ talks about sabras in New York, American Jewry’s allure, and learning to listen for the perfect watermelon.
This year’s list features culinary espionage, dragons, and a purse shaped like a french-fry takeout box
‘White Bird,’ a graphic novel for kids, stresses the importance of political resistance—then and now
The late writer’s best work reflects the larger anxieties of a society trying to shield its founding ideals against threats from hostile populations
For Amos Oz, the real Israel was cherishable precisely because it was not a high ideal but a fact achieved only by labor and compromise
Wolfgang Herrndorf’s novel ‘Sand’ offers a bleak, gripping examination of Germans, Jews, memory, and moral agency in the modern world
Stalin-victim Dovid Bergelson’s ‘The End of Everything’ is about the demise of Eastern European Jewish life
Appearing in English for the first time, a vignette from Haim Be’er with an introduction by the translator
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