Kafka’s Gay, Hasidic Hebrew Teacher

Was Georg Mordechai Langer’s the first modern attempt to reconcile homosexuality and Judaism?

Imagining the Lives of the Jewish Mothers Behind Famous Jews

How Jewish moms might have put their kids on the path to greatness—perhaps unintentionally

Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Kafka at the Spa

‘The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture,’ by Mirjam Zadoff

The First Rosh Hashanah After Hurricane Katrina

Eight years after the devastating storm, remembering the first High Holidays

Charmin Bear Reads Kafka on the Toilet

New toilet paper ad gets literary with ‘The Metamorphosis’ cameo

New Books for Your Kids’ Summer Reading List: Jewish-Themed Fantasy Stories

New titles, for three different age groups, offer young readers an escape into fantastical fiction—with a Jewish twist

Kafka and the Mess of Peace Negotiations

Nothing’s changed, nothing looks to change

The Beilis Conspiracy

A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well

River of Berman

A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life

Kafka’s Yom Kippur Appeal

A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage

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