A Tale of Two Assassins

When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians

Why Anthony Trollope Is the Most Jewish of the Great English Novelists

Happy 200th birthday, you ‘hair-oil using, false-jewel wearing, tailorish non-gentlefolk.’ You’re one of us.

My Parents’ Israel, My Apartheid

A South African goes home to Israel

‘Tattoos on Jews,’ and Other Poems by Richard Michelson

For National Poetry Month, new verse from ‘More Money than God’

The Murder of the Century

A reissue of Meyer Levin’s 1956 novel about the notorious Leopold and Loeb case captures the enduring power of Jewish self-hatred

Why We Keep Reading About the Shoah

A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness

My Teacher’s Son: A Memoir of Heresy Is Marked By a Father’s Unnerving Piety

In and out of the fold of ultra-Orthodoxy, Shulem Deen and his father Dovid both pursued honest religious feeling

Gilad, My Enemy

Iran, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Shia, Sunni, Muslim, Jew

Death of a Yiddish Giant

Remembering I.L. Peretz, who died 100 years ago this week

Saul Bellow Was a Cranky Essayist

A new collection of the writer’s aggrieved nonfiction sends readers running back to his masterful fiction

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