Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

Ebb and Flow

Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.

Fit to Eat

Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption

K’tonton Time

The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids

Up With Pessimism!

David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living

Eat, Pray, Love Your Brother

The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong

Among the Believers

A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed

The Strangest Shabbos You’ve Ever Seen

Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’

Daybreak: Memorial Day Finds Tourists, Uncharacteristic Frankness in Israel

Plus Blair stranded, books in Italy, and more in the news

The Better Book Club

Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives

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