Andrew Koss

Andrew N. Koss, a senior editor of Mosaic, is writing a book about the Jews of Vilna during World War I.

The Best Books of 2021, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part II)

Four more of our writers pick several favorites each, featuring two Ruths, passengers, Lincoln, Verdun, chief rabbis, Jewish Montreal, sweet spots, a fortress, and more.

Dec. 15 2021 12:01AM

Yuri Slezkine’s Undiscriminating Eye

How a much-lauded historian with a genius for identifying similarities—but no eye for differences—misreads Jewish history.

Nov. 12 2020 12:01AM

What Does the Purim Story Have to Do with Righteous Gentiles?

Precious little, you would think. But actually, thanks to one figure in the story, quite a lot.

March 19 2019 12:01AM

How to Defend Nationalism, and How Not to

Defective history and some untenable key distinctions mar a brilliant, necessary, and much-discussed new book.

Nov. 26 2018 12:01AM

Do the Ultra-Orthodox Censor Historical Truth?

A new book explains, and over-explains, why ultra-Orthodox authorities resort to Photoshop.

Dec. 14 2016 12:01AM

Fresh Light on Life within the Walls of the Warsaw and Łódź Ghettos

Eyewitness reportage from Poland helps explain the Holocaust better than a shelf of well-researched histories.

Jan. 20 2016 12:01AM