In The Smoke, the latest from the British writer Simon Ings, “Bundists” turn into grotesque shape-shifters. The implications are at once unclear and unsettling.
A letter from recently opened archives of the great writer makes clear how seriously he took the language, and by extension a possible move to Palestine.
The noted author swings by to talk about the perils and the promises of human mortality.
Ben Hecht invented the gangster movie. He also prodded Roosevelt into saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, and marshaled reluctant American Jews into becoming Zionists.
The great Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s “Scroll of Orpah” retells the story of the book of Ruth from another perspective.
City Boy: an urban Jewish Tom Sawyer.
Exploring the great Argentinian writer’s unusual fascination with Judaism and enthusiasm for the Jewish state.
The author of “The Wreck of the Jewish Museum” joins us in the studio to expand on his ideas.