A great Yiddish poet’s tale of defiance in the death camps, and a Jaffa cafeteria.
Israelis’ love-hate relationship with the late novelist.
The cadences of the Talmud left their mark on Yiddish, and Israeli, speech patterns.
Tightknit communities as stand-ins for a society at large.
What Gershom Scholem got wrong.
Will he be placed with Sholem Asch or with S.Y. Agnon?
On the Surface of Silence.
Two new novels offer angles of vision into Jewish experience in the pre- or non-Israeli parts of the modern Middle East.
It is now the demographic and cultural center of Jewry.
A Holocaust writer?
Private detectives, body-switching, fairies, and Jeremiah’s smartphone.