What exactly was it that his work captured?
Chaim Potok’s forgotten play about S. An-Sky.
Documents and wax cylinders nearly destroyed by the KGB.
As told by the author of The Dybbuk.
James Loeffler’s essay, “The Death of Jewish Culture,” is a compelling tour de force, which is to say that it says something important and says it with style but also that, in the swoop and slash of its argument, it leaves out a fair amount.
Not so long ago, Jewish culture seemed to flourish in America; but now all signs point in the opposite direction. What happened?