“Even his kvetching shows a certain originality of perception.”
“The beautiful strong separations in Judaism.”
Made public for the first time.
Finding the thread that connects Franz Kafka, Amos Oz, Saul Bellow, and Cynthia Ozick.
A legal case and its literary implications.
“The coolest place in Jerusalem.”
Personal reflections on Yosl Bergner.
Jews have a reputation for taking books seriously, so it should come as no surprise that Israel is an interesting place for librarians. Where else. . .
Jiří (or Georg) Mordechai Langer forsook his bourgeois Jewish upbringing in Prague for a life of strict religious observance, studying in the hasidic centers of. . .
A German art historian offers a mesmerizing tour of the luminaries, many of them Jewish, at the heart of European culture before World War. . .
The pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who turned one-hundred-ten this week and is the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor, can still convey through her music a Europe. . .
A new collection of Kafka short stories retold for children is scarier than any fairy tale—but only for parents.