Andrew N. Koss, a senior editor of Mosaic, is writing a book about the Jews of Vilna during World War I.
Featuring fears, fates, burdens of power, memory wars, Sabbath days, Russian writers and timeless questions, years of upheaval, Japanese Jews, and more.
The only Jewish personality who ranks with the Yiddish writer Y.L. Peretz was Herzl, who devoted himself to a similar task in the political domain.
Featuring wars, peacemakers, two cultures, pogroms, plays, four ages, wild problems, caves, magic, letters, American conservatives, liberal parents, radical children, and more.
The war and the danger to European Jewry brought with them a fervor that Jewish activists could only wish for these days.
The recent decision to stop selling the books of a disgraced Orthodox children’s author reflects a pre-liberal sensibility worth recovering.
The Jewish state has been criticized this week for not standing up for Ukraine against Russia. It would probably like to, but its hands have been tied by its own closest ally.
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.
How a much-lauded historian with a genius for identifying similarities—but no eye for differences—misreads Jewish history.
Precious little, you would think. But actually, thanks to one figure in the story, quite a lot.
Defective history and some untenable key distinctions mar a brilliant, necessary, and much-discussed new book.
A new book explains, and over-explains, why ultra-Orthodox authorities resort to Photoshop.
Eyewitness reportage from Poland helps explain the Holocaust better than a shelf of well-researched histories.
What you think you know about Jewish life in Eastern Europe is wrong, argues a fascinating (but problematic) new book.