Einstein and Freud, two genius 'godless Jews,' had a profound exchange that marked a turning point in the history of human thought
In his memoir, 'No Country for Jewish Liberals,' journalist and Haaretz editor Larry Derfner explains how he can live – and sleep at night – in a country whose racism and aggression he abhors
Hala Alyan's 'Salt Houses' is a family saga, although even the word 'saga' may be overly grand, since none of its characters are the makers of history: They are history’s victims.
Itamar Rabinovich, the late prime minister's ambassador to Washington, details why Rabin preferred peace with Assad over the Palestinians, in his new book, 'Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman.'
Hagit Cohen examines the physical and ideological ground that made possible Yiddish literature's rare flowering, and explores the formation of secular U.S. Jewish identity
In 'Shoah through Muslim Eyes,' Dr. Mehnaz Afridi asserts that Muslims’ refusal to accept Israel is one of the main reasons for their Holocaust denial, and describes what it's like to be the only Muslim visiting Dachau
The American author received the prize for her debut novel 'Ways to Disappear' from the Jewish Book Council at the Jewish Museum in New York
In his new book 'Stranger in a Strange Land,' George Prochnik takes up all the big questions – the meaning of life and of being Jewish, the state of Zionism – with Gershom Scholem’s echo serving as a guide
Contemporary French philosopher Jean-Claude Michéa argues the need for right-wing economics, in which everything can be bought and sold, and a left-wing culture, in which everything is permissible
And what if Rabin hadn't been murdered? Serious historians are allowing themselves to grapple with such questions
In Simone Zelitch’s imaginary Judenstaat, the flag resembles Auschwitz uniforms, German beats Yiddish, and the Soviets – unsurprisingly – are the bad guys.
Despite the paucity of such works, Nitza Ben-Dov addresses an essential and complicated issue in her latest book: the constant, excruciating presence of war in the lives of the Israeli people, as expressed through outstanding literary works.
Sociologist Shmuel Trigano warns of an anti-Semitic tsunami and thinks that the confused world believes the Holocaust's real victims are the Palestinians.
David Grossman's prose in his latest work about a not-so-amusing stand-up artist strains to keep up as the comic dodges and feints - and smacks his forehead.
Israeli author Yuval Yareach's 10-year journey to write 'The Silences' was complicated by the fact that he knew so little about what his grandmother lived through.
It is by far the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's darkest book to date. From the opening scene, in which the grandfather strangles his boss in a blind rage, there is violence and emotional trauma at every turn.
As Poem of the Week bids farewell, Solomon Ibn Gabirol paints an alluring winter landscape.
In his rather radical survey of Jewish literature from antiquity to the last century, Adam Kirsch highlights the importance of eclectic religious and worldly texts and authors for synagogue-shy Jews today.
After 70 years of writing, a collection of essays exploring the oeuvre of Sami Michael has finally been published. It takes us back to the source, to the pellucid waters of the spring from which Israeli protest literature still drinks.
Amos Oz's first novel in over 10 years considers the contemporary meaning of Judas in the nascent Jewish state.