Royal Contradictions: The Flawed, Paradoxical Heroism of King David

In a new book, Rabbi David Wolpe examines what made the Jewish leader fallible and why, despite his bad behavior, he was great

Robert Pinsky on Carl Yastrzemski

The former poet laureate on the former Triple Crown winner

The Best Part Is the End

The Comment of the Week concerns adolescence

Philip Levine, Fierce About Poetry

The U.S. poet laureate on growing up Jewish in Detroit, playing tennis in verse, and hanging on to his memories, which are the source of his art

Expansive

Robert Pinsky’s career-spanning Selected Poems highlights his movement from meditative formalist to Whitmanesque bard

Free Verse

To celebrate the overlap of Passover and National Poetry Month, poets Andrea Cohen, Robert Pinsky, and Mark Levine offer some selections on the themes of liberation, ritual, journeying, and food

Rooted

Jacqueline Osherow’s latest collection, Whitethorn, offers poems engaged at once with the literature of the Jewish past and the landscape of the American present

Sundown: West Bank Fire Was Intentional

Plus Pinsky and the Boss, and more

Sundown: U.S. Says Iran ‘Anything but Peaceful’

Plus the mumps hit, meowing in Auschwitz, and more

The Life of David

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