“Even his kvetching shows a certain originality of perception.”

Robert Alter
April 24 2023 12:01AM

The film adaptation of Abraham Cahan’s short story was recently restored.

April 27 2022 12:01AM

Sigmund Freud over the Holy One of Israel.

July 21 2021 12:01AM

The historian brothers join us to talk about their Jewish upbringing, and the different paths they took away from the Conservative Judaism of their parents.

March 4 2021 9:37AM

American society faces a deep crisis of meaning to which the city, and the idea, of Jerusalem has an answer. It is needed by Jews, and as much or more by Christians.

Jan. 6 2020 12:01AM

A new book traces the history of conversion from Judaism.

Dominic Green
April 29 2015 12:01AM

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, speaking at an event sponsored by the South Florida Jewish Federation, addressed the “problem” of intermarriage and assimilation. Her remarks were. . .

Jonathan Tobin
Feb. 11 2015 12:01AM

A new history of the creation of modern Hebrew ends with speculation about whether the Hebrew language could become the basis of an Israeli identity. . .

Dec. 8 2014 12:01AM

Amid the ambitious ideas proposed by American Jewish leaders to combat assimilation, one simple and basic remedy has gone overlooked.

Nov. 18 2013 12:00AM

More than Saul Bellow or Philip Roth, James Salter (né Horowitz) captures the situation of assimilated American Jews—by never writing from a Jewish perspective.

Rich Cohen
Oct. 1 2013 12:00AM