Arts & Culture

When people find out that I teach Hebrew literature, they invariably remark, “Oh, you must be fluent.” I’ve now been working hard at it for many decades, and I’m still not there.

April 13 2017 12:01AM

The Homer of Lod.

April 10 2017 12:01AM

A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.

Robert Alter
April 5 2017 12:01AM

If you read one 750-page book this year, it should be this one.

March 31 2017 12:01AM

The two worlds of Yehoshua November.

March 29 2017 12:01AM

The latest novel by Amos Oz, Israel’s best-known writer, is ostensibly an allegory about both the state of Israel and the betrayal of Jesus. What’s it actually about?

March 29 2017 12:01AM

Once upon a time, Jews lived here.

Samuel Tadros
March 24 2017 12:01AM

Where does the Yiddish word narishkayt come from?

March 22 2017 12:01AM

A novel for our times, and an exposition “more gripping than anything on Netflix.”

March 21 2017 12:01AM

Cecil B. DeMille’s absent heirs.

March 20 2017 12:01AM

In a new lecture series, a master teacher shows the enduring relevance of the great 19th-century novelist’s Daniel Deronda.

March 15 2017 12:01AM