Roth ‘Shocked and Pleased’ Rereading Portnoy

Admits he didn’t realize he’d never be free of its title character

Philip Roth’s Unquiet Ghost Haunts Young Writers and Makes Everyone Miserable

Alex Ross Perry’s often funny ‘Listen Up Philip’ is as much homage to as critique of the great American writer

Short Jewish Men, Don’t Sell Your Soles

A new shoe offers some extra height to Jews of shorter stature. But why prey on insecurities and stereotypes to sell footwear?

Wicked Sons: Benjamin Kerstein, Doron Rabinovici, and Norman Finkelstein

Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.

A Map of Jewish Literary New York City

Graphic pinpoints iconic scenes from novels, writers’ homes, and more

The 13 Worst Jewish Fathers in Literature, From Abraham to Mr. Portnoy

They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.

Philip Roth Will Appear on ‘The Colbert Report’

Here’s what we imagine their on-camera conversation might look like

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

When Mad Men’s Don Draper Reads Philip Roth

The fallen ad man turned to Portnoy’s Complaint on last night’s episode

Forget Peanuts and Cracker Jack. What Jews Love About Baseball Is Jewish Players.

A new exhibit paints the sport as a vehicle for assimilation, but Greenberg, Koufax, and even Ryan Braun are Jewish role models

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