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

The husband-and-wife team of Rick and Laura Brown has reconstructed the synagogue of the Polish town of Gwoździec. In an interview, Rick Brown discusses the. . .

Rick Brown
Oct. 7 2014 12:01AM

What you think you know about Jewish life in Eastern Europe is wrong, argues a fascinating (but problematic) new book.

Aug. 20 2014 6:34PM

Jews managed 85 percent of the taverns in early 19th-century Poland, without ever adopting a drinking culture of their own. How come?

Steven I. Weiss
March 12 2014 12:01AM

Forty years after it was written, an Isaac Bashevis Singer story about generational and cultural misunderstanding produces a similar misunderstanding in the students who read it.

Allen Ellenzweig
July 25 2013 12:00AM