Herman Wouk’s Fire Island Synagogue

The centenarian author formed an Orthodox congregation in his home in 1952. It thrives today.

Wouk and Remembrance: The Author Turns 100

The creator of ‘Marjorie Morningstar’ has a new memoir

South African Jews Get Their Master Storyteller—and Their National Narrative

The debut novel ‘The Lion Seeker’ is the kind of representative Jewish epic Herman Wouk used to write

Another Look at Herman Wouk’s Latest

The sweet surprises of The Lawgiver‘s archaism

Herman Wouk’s Last Shot

With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted

Sundown: The Immortal Octomoms

Plus, Wouk’s new work, another White House seder and more

Modern Times

Herman Wouk wrote a foundational text for American postwar Modern Orthodoxy, and for the emancipated Jewish literature in its wake

Macho Man

Exodus recast Israel’s founders as swaggering heroes and secured Leon Uris a place on the Jewish bookshelf even though, as a new biography shows, he was a mediocre writer and a troubled person

There She Is: Bess Myerson (1924-2014)

‘I never wanted to be Miss America, even when I was 7. But I wanted to be pretty. I wanted to be loved.’

On the Bookshelf

Muriel Spark, Liz Claiborne, Herman Wouk, and more

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