Letters From Multilingual Tel Aviv Show the Early Limits of Hebrew

How Jewish immigrants negotiated pressure to learn Western languages and maintain links between the Diaspora and Zion

Have a Good Sex Life? Thank These People.

Jonathan Eig examines the renegade Jewish biologist and his three co-crusaders who made having sex without having a baby possible

Another Window on Joni Mitchell From Her Jewish BFF, Malka Marom

Why the Israeli child of Holocaust survivors was the right person to hear the reclusive artist out and tell her tale

Kafka’s Gay, Hasidic Hebrew Teacher

Was Georg Mordechai Langer’s the first modern attempt to reconcile homosexuality and Judaism?

Does ‘Village of Secrets’ Falsify French Rescue During the Holocaust?

Caroline Moorehead gives a new account of Le Chambon, where Jews were given refuge by Righteous Gentiles

Israeli Historian Otto Dov Kulka Tells Auschwitz Story of a Czech Family That Never Existed

Why Holocaust accounts—and their fictions or omissions—can be a threat to the history of a complicated, tragic human reality

The Great Israeli Novel Smiles at the Settlers

With his newly translated novel ‘The Hilltop,’ Assaf Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen

A Grandfather’s Hidden Love Letters From Nazi Germany Reveal a Buried Past

Reporter Sarah Wildman’s grandfather escaped Vienna in 1938. Long after he died, she discovered the life—and lover—he left behind.

Nobel Prize Winner Patrick Modiano Summons the Shadow-World of Postwar French Jewry

Born by his own account of ‘the mud of the Occupation,’ the French author remains haunted, like his compatriots, by memory

Martin Amis and Howard Jacobson Get the Holocaust Backwards, From Different Angles

New novels answer Irving Howes question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?

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