The only Jewish personality who ranks with the Yiddish writer Y.L. Peretz was Herzl, who devoted himself to a similar task in the political domain.
The great Yiddish writer envisioned an unbroken transmission of Jewishness through the generations, from biblical prophets to talmudic sages to literary giants like Heine—and himself.
“Bontshe the Silent” and the inner lives of the Jews.
Four generations of Blinkens.
“More desirable than gold . . . sweeter than honey.”
The story of the Vilna Troupe.
Marc Chagall was one of many.
Misreading God of Vengeance.
Mindless automatons on the Jewish mind.
A short video about the prolific writer.
The novelist Dara Horn discusses the use of Jewish tradition and history in her own fiction, the relationship between studying literature and creating it, her. . .
Not so long ago, Jewish culture seemed to flourish in America; but now all signs point in the opposite direction. What happened?