On faithful translation and who it is for
A new completist edition of Kafka’s diaries lures readers into the Kafkaesque experience of seeing the author dissolve into an auto-fictional scrapheap
On the publication anniversary of ‘The Trial,’ a foray into the labyrinth of Russian bureaucracy shows that the author was dead-on
Surveillance capitalism, acts of resistance, and the censorship of art—all on the rise
A new translation of Max Brod’s early 20th-century novel ‘Jewish Women’ echoes to today’s confusing and awkward romance scene
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
Kafka wanted his papers burned but they wound up in the hands of Eva Hoffe, placing her in the middle of an international legal battle.
Stories of paternal complications, in a new collection by Adam Ehrlich Sachs and a ‘long-needed’ new selection of the writings of Delmore Schwartz
An excerpt from a new Hungarian novel imagines a world in which the Prague master survives tuberculosis, gives up writing, and finally finds some peace
Featuring anything from Maimonides’ manuscripts to decades of Hebrew rock music, the National Library of Israel is suddenly bringing in the crowds
Only now, years after he survived Auschwitz, can we hear the alienation and fury of H.G. Adler’s newly translated ‘Shoah Trilogy’
Was Georg Mordechai Langer’s the first modern attempt to reconcile homosexuality and Judaism?
How Jewish moms might have put their kids on the path to greatness—perhaps unintentionally
‘The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture,’ by Mirjam Zadoff
Eight years after the devastating storm, remembering the first High Holidays
New toilet paper ad gets literary with ‘The Metamorphosis’ cameo
New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist