Ordinary People

Two new books, The Druggist of Auschwitz and Reluctant Accomplice, offer true stories of average citizens’ divergent responses to Nazi rule. They help us examine our own rationalization of genocide.

We All Look Alike to You?

Comment of the week

Busch League

Lost Books

Rough Draft

Alfred Kazin’s journals were more than just repositories for literary reflections; they were the laboratories in which he fashioned the writer—and Jew—he aspired to be

Lost Books

An archive of the best books lost in the stacks

Archive Fever

Why a growing number of today’s young Jewish fiction writers—including two of the finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize being awarded tonight—are grounding their novels in scholarly research

Less Interesting Jewish Books

Thank God we have better stuff to read

Roth Ain’t Quitting Yet

Fresh off Booker win, novelist honored with discussion of his latest

Roth Wins British Prize Amid Controversy

The first American and Jew to win international award is lambasted by one judge

Paddle Tale

In The Mighty Walzer, Howard Jacobson serves up not just the greatest ping-pong novel ever written but a rollicking portrait of mid-century Jewish Manchester

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