It’s hard to be a Jewish philosopher.
“It’s fashionable to have a Jewish friend—the way it’s fashionable to have a gay friend.”
The Vilna Gaon and Poland’s last king.
And the Land of Israel for Polish Gentiles.
Its residents began implementing Nazi policies well before Hitler’s army showed up.
An admirer of Marc Chagall and a muse to Bruno Schulz.
The Orthodox Janusz Korczak.
And one who disguised cases of tuberculosis in order to save lives.
From Berlin to Warsaw to Moscow to Ramallah.
A Large Volume of Virtues, Medicines, Amulets, and Fortunes.
Post-Holocaust towns populated by biblical ghosts.
Berishl Ba’al T’shuvah.