Ruth Wisse

In a new lecture series, a master teacher shows the enduring relevance of the great 19th-century novelist’s Daniel Deronda.

March 15 2017 12:01AM

Don’t follow the pointing finger.

Ruth Wisse
June 10 2016 12:01AM

It belonged to the family of two distinguished Yiddish scholars.

Uriel Heilman
May 4 2016 12:01AM

Like anti-Semitism targets the Jews, the war against America’s “one percent” blames intractable political and economic problems on an entire collectivity.

Ruth Wisse
Feb. 5 2014 12:01AM

Ruth Wisse isn’t asking Jews to stop joking; but more than humor, she knows, is required to fend off their (dead-serious) enemies.

Joseph Epstein
Aug. 12 2013 12:00AM

“I applaud the intellectual courage of [Ruth Wisse's No Joke], the breadth of her learning, the comprehensiveness of her ambitions, her unembarrassed declarations of pleasure. . .

Howard Jacobson
June 3 2013 2:40AM