The Zionist Dream in the Poconos

An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds

Tony Judt Is Aging Poorly

A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements

In the Boxcar

Seventy people, speeding into the unknown

American Jews Must Stop Obsessing Over the Holocaust

Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Shooter

Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ and Israel’s ‘Zero Motivation’ both capture the solitude that lies at the heart of military service

Laugh In

A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre

Roger Cohen Heads to South Africa To Examine His Family’s Itinerancy and Mental Illness

In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression

Responsa: Mark Greif and David Mikics

Part two, with more on French Jews, the real meaning of ‘radical,’ and the politics of the supermarket, from the author of ‘The Age of the Crisis of Man’

A Eulogy for Elsa Cayat, Who Laughed at Her Killers

In memory of the murdered ‘Charlie Hebdo’ satirist, book lover, therapist, Jew

A Marriage That Changed the Course of History

What Natalie Zemon Davis, pioneering scholar of early modern Europe, owes to her husband, and Martin Guerre

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