Fifty years ago today, LBJ sent U.S. troops to the Dominican Republic. In the poet Alexis Gómez Rosa, we reap what he sowed.
A tiny island off Cancún in the Mexican Yucatán is the modern Jewish world in microcosm
The new culture of progressive right-think may be even worse for Jews—and liberalism—than Obama’s Iran deal
An excerpt from Steven Gimbel’s new biography of the great scientist follows his quest for a permanent position, through Zurich after 1909
Happy 200th birthday, you ‘hair-oil using, false-jewel wearing, tailorish non-gentlefolk.’ You’re one of us.
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
Israel’s wizard of fiction at 92Y
Syrian poet Adonis favored; Roth at 25:1
Oded Hirsch broke away from the kibbutz on which he grew up to become an artist in New York. In his latest work—a project staged with the help of 120 kibbutzniks—he reckons with the world he left behind.
Optimists, pessimists, realists, and the disheartened: new books on Israel
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Orly Castel-Bloom’s Dolly City is the most important Israeli novel of the last four decades
Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog
How to write a Mideast trend piece
Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more
Philip Roth and Amos Oz make list of year’s worst literary sex scenes
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
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