Staying silent in the face of radical evil is wrong. It’s time for us to engage.
The Jerusalem neighborhood of Sanhedria Murchevet is beset by fears of a pedophile ring. Here’s what they need to consider.
In honor of a moment of awakening: April 17, 1965, when we got serious about ending the war
A reissue of Meyer Levin’s 1956 novel about the notorious Leopold and Loeb case captures the enduring power of Jewish self-hatred
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
In and out of the fold of ultra-Orthodoxy, Shulem Deen and his father Dovid both pursued honest religious feeling
Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.
And other matters of conjugal bliss in this week’s Talmud study, including a woman’s right to sexual fulfillment
The 136-year-old Baruch Brothers Choir has survived the Holocaust, Communism, and the collapse of the former Yugoslavia
Friends and Politics, Part 1: Saul Bellow. The Nobel Prize-winner and I shared a love of literature and of Yiddish, but our friendship was tested by decades-long disagreements over politics.
O’Neill, Shteyngart, Prose, and others honor the author
A Bellow twofer, Soviet Jews, and more
Janis Bellow reflects on her late husband’s letter-writing habits, his feelings about his legacy, and what it was like to read over his old love letters
In his letters, Saul Bellow was thoughtful, eloquent, feisty—and quite possibly at his most Jewish
The hero of I.B. Singer’s newly reissued The Magician of Lublin is torn between bohemia and bourgeois respectability, Jews and Gentiles
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
A thrilling cache of the late writer’s letters
In a new book, Robert Alter examines the debt American literature owes to the King James Bible
In The Escape, Adam Thirlwell grapples with Jewishness, carnality, and the essence of fiction
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first-ever march on Washington, led by Frank Kameny
Singer-songwriter’s family asks for prayers, says fellow musician and collaborator Naftali Kalfa
53-year run is longest in history
‘An American in Paris’ on Broadway awash with post-War realism
New York Times report highlights the efforts of Palestinians to keep Jews from their faith’s holiest site
Radio team tells stories of residents of Israel’s ubiquitous 48 Herzl St. address
Even after their deaths, two Holocaust survivors of Bergen-Belsen continue to shape the life of their granddaughter
Leading Orthodox rabbis, mental health experts to discuss issues of gender and sexuality facing the Jewish community
Blatt, ‘King’ Seek NBA throne, face upstart Boston in first round
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art