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