When Shmuel Yosef Agnon was evacuated to the Jerusalem home of the famed kabbalist Gershom Scholem during the War of Independence, he found a letter that would make every Airbnb host proud.
'Chapter 0' of the writer’s seminal work sees the Holocaust survivor describing a date in Paris with a young student, revealing his thoughts on life and death.
Was cultural life in Nazi Germany as unidimensional and controlled as we have been led to believe? A new survey suggests that the situation was far more complex.
America's 16th president's great interest in and friendship with Jews is said to have affected his decision to abolish slavery.
When a Jewish ophthalmologist created the artificial language, he dreamed of a common language. A new book by Esther Schor delightfully captures its idiosyncrasies – in plain English.
Ricky Rapoport Friesem found a way to say good-bye.
In her Prix Goncourt-winning 'true crime' novel, French-Moroccan author Leila Slimani takes on the fraught ties between nannies and employers
By the 1920s, only a small remnant of Harlem’s Jews remained.
Why are Jews both hated and admired? Can one talk about anti-Semitism but not mention the Israeli occupation? Shmuel Rosner's answers reflect an intellectual mobilization on behalf of right-wing Jews.
Ahead of November 8, a poem by Alicia Ostriker prophetically captures the feeling in this national election.
In his new book, Tomer Persico not only surveys the history of the pursuit of Jewish meditation and mysticism, but also attempts to reconcile an increasingly individualistic and subjective approach to religion with traditional Judaism's absolute truth.
Told over the course of three generations, the captivating 'Two She-Bears' elevates the crime novel to a higher level, and Shalev toward his peers Amos Oz, David Grossman and A.B. Yehoshua.