Shtetl

Dovid Bergelson’s Yiddish masterpiece and his untimely death.

Oct. 12 2018 12:01AM

Documents and wax cylinders nearly destroyed by the KGB.

Jake Marmer
July 31 2018 12:01AM

“Above all a Jewish artist.”

John-Paul Stonard
July 13 2018 12:01AM

Of pogroms and animal carcasses.

Andrew Shea
June 11 2018 12:01AM

Shtetl Love Song.

Mikhail Krutikov
Dec. 12 2017 12:01AM

The most tragic Jewish writer of modern times.

Micha Yosef Berdichevsky and James Adam Redfield
Nov. 8 2017 12:01AM

Sunday—potatoes, Monday—potatoes . . .

Paul Glasser
Aug. 10 2017 12:01AM

A Purim story.

Sholem Aleichem
March 9 2017 12:01AM

A member of the Rothschild family finds himself in a small shtetl for the Sabbath.

S.Y. Agnon
June 17 2016 12:01AM

In his day, the novelist Jacob Dinezon enjoyed immense popularity with the Yiddish-reading public, and was admired by such contemporaries as Sholem Aleichem and I.. . .

Curt Leviant
Jan. 6 2015 12:01AM

The Israeli novelist S. Y. Agnon and J.R R. Tolkien, the English author of Lord of the Rings, do not appear to have much in. . .

Dec. 29 2014 12:01AM

In the two decades before World War II, American Jews occasionally returned to their or their parents’ Polish cities and shtetls, and sometimes they recorded. . .

J. Hoberman
Dec. 1 2014 12:01AM

The Polish author Marek Hlasko grew up during World War II. In the late 1950s, after a precocious success as a writer of fiction, he. . .

Marek Hlasko
Nov. 24 2014 12:01AM