David Mikics is the author, most recently, of Slow Reading in a Hurried Age. He lives in Brooklyn and Houston, where he is John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English at the University of Houston.
What should anti-Zionists do about the bullying hater in their midst?
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
‘The Eternal Nazi’ tells the gripping story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, and the German detective who relentlessly pursued him
Soviet dissident and Freedom Prize winner Josef Zissels becomes a Ukrainian Jew
The authors of a new history of the Grand Mufti Amin Al-Husaini’s ties to Nazis fail to carry their logic to its flawed conclusion
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From Jewish troops to kosher cookies, the organization’s roots a century ago in Savannah are still evident todayBy Leah Koenig — The bread of affliction never tasted so good, thanks to Marcy Goldman’s recipe for caramel-covered buttercrunchBy Rachel Mesch — After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition
Were the following statements made about the Girls creator or Iran’s Supreme Leader?
How my German grandmother's recipe became my go-to holiday dessert
Classic and modern dishes to take your seder to the next level
A new collection of the writer's aggrieved nonfiction sends readers running back to his masterful fiction
An impressively complex retelling of the biblical story—with cats
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.