The anxiety of criticism.
Post-Holocaust towns populated by biblical ghosts.
Contention was so much a part of modern Yiddish culture that, in any study of that culture, it was all but taken for granted.
An apartment is emptied of its possessions—and suddenly filled with life.
Civilization’s weather vane.
“I want you to know that I leave Israel a different man than when I arrived.”
Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.
Did his deracinated outlook subvert his own literary career?
The second volume of a new biography sheds some light on the question.
The story of the Vilna Troupe.
A Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”