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