Andrew Koss

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

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