Tablet Nabokov’s Love Affair 25 Jul
Vladimir Nabokov, a prominent Russian-born author, led a life marked by tragedy and an enduring connection to Jewish heritage. Nabokov's family history refle...
25 Jul
JTA Jewish Life Stories: Hostage Alex Dancyg, a Holocaust educator, is confirmed dead in Gaza 24 Jul
Holocaust educator Alex Dancyg, known for his work at Yad Vashem, was abducted by Hamas from his home and confirmed dead in Gaza at 75. Salomon Schulman, a S...
24 Jul
JTA How Gabrielle Zevin’s ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ became an unlikely lightning rod in literary fights over the Israel-Hamas war 23 Jul
Gabrielle Zevin's novel "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow," a bestseller for two years, recently faced controversy due to accusations from pro-Palestinia...
23 Jul
Kveller In a Scary World, Jewish Kids Books Bring My Family Joy 23 Jul
In a world filled with anxiety and uncertainty, Jewish children's books can bring joy and a sense of belonging to families. The author explains the importanc...
23 Jul
18forty Three Weeks To Mourn the Kibbutzim of Slaughter 23 Jul
The essay discusses the need for mourning and healing in the Jewish community following the October 7 massacre and parallels it with the concept of the Three...
23 Jul
Forward How a Yiddish playwright — by way of Shakespeare — predicted Biden’s exit 22 Jul
President Joe Biden's decision not to seek reelection after facing various challenges in recent times is compared to the storyline of Jacob Gordin's famed Yi...
22 Jul
Mishpacha Who’s Counting: Chapter 4 21 Jul
Chapter 4 of "Who's Counting" reflects on the protagonist's impending return from Eretz Yisrael to high school, expressing reluctance towards the social chal...
21 Jul
JTA 100 years after his death, Gen Z loves Franz Kafka. Now they ought to read him, too. 18 Jul
Franz Kafka, the Jewish writer from Prague who died 100 years ago, continues to be widely read and influential, with new translations and works inspired by h...
18 Jul
Unorthodox headphones Reuven Fenton on Summer Reads 18 Jul
Reuven Fenton, a journalist for the New York Post, discusses his debut work of fiction, "Goyhood: A Novel," shifting from covering breaking news to crafting ...
18 Jul
Forward How New York's male Jewish intellectuals are still shaping our politics and culture (for better and worse) 17 Jul
A new documentary, "How to Come Alive with Norman Mailer," as well as two books, "Write Like A Man" by Ronnie Grinberg and "The Freaks Came Out to Write" by ...
17 Jul
Ami From Hillbilly to Trump’s Running Mate // J.D. Vance’s meteoric rise 17 Jul
Senator J.D. Vance, known for his bestselling book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," has risen to prominence in American politic...
17 Jul
Forward Russia sentences Jewish writer Masha Gessen to prison in absentia for comments on Ukraine war 16 Jul
Russian court has sentenced the prominent Russian-Jewish writer Masha Gessen to eight years in prison in absentia for comments made about Russia's actions in...
16 Jul
Moment The Laugh 16 Jul
The text discusses the 2023 Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest for Jewish authors judged by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. It then follows ...
16 Jul
Jewish Review of Books Middlebrow’s Moment 15 Jul
Rachel Gordan explores the post-World War II era when Jewish writers used popular middlebrow books and articles, such as "Exodus" and "Gentleman's Agreement,...
15 Jul
Jewish Review of Books A Tour Guide for the Perplexed 15 Jul
Noah Feldman's "A Tour Guide for the Perplexed" delves into the historical emergence of Hebrew literature in the nineteenth century designed to guide moderni...
15 Jul
Jewish Review of Books A Savannah Poet 15 Jul
In "A Savannah Poet," author Jason K. Friedman shares his journey of uncovering the intriguing story of Gratz Cohen, the son of a prominent Jewish figure in ...
15 Jul
Jewish Review of Books Diminished Light? 15 Jul
Kabbalistic literature, with its ancient wisdom, discusses the concept of zimzum, or the diminishment of God, as a key aspect of creation in the eyes of figu...
15 Jul
Jewish Review of Books Letters, Summer 2024 15 Jul
In the "Letters, Summer 2024" section, David Lobron praises Maya Arad's novella "The Hebrew Teacher," likening it to Vladimir Nabokov's work and highlighting...
15 Jul
Moment Summer Reads for Sun—and Shade 15 Jul
The article highlights a selection of summer reads with unexpected and fascinating stories, ranging from contemporary self-discovery to historical thrillers ...
15 Jul
Mishpacha Remember Me: Chapter 9 14 Jul
In Chapter 9 of "Remember Me," two characters find themselves trapped in a strange house with no means of escape. They try to assess their options, consideri...
14 Jul
Mishpacha Remember Me: Chapter 8 14 Jul
In Chapter 8 of "Remember Me," the protagonist, Yair, encounters Shimmy Gruber who interrupts his secretive mission at a house. Yair is frustrated by Shimmy'...
14 Jul
Mishpacha Remember Me: Chapter 7 14 Jul
In Chapter 7 of "Remember Me," the protagonist, Yair, is struggling to figure out how to stop some unidentified individuals. When his teacher, Mr. Berg, catc...
14 Jul
Rationalist Judaism Herzl and the Rabbits 14 Jul
"Watership Down" is a 1972 British children's book by Richard Adams that follows a group of rabbits led by Herzl Hazel on a journey of adventure, hardship, a...
14 Jul
Jewish Chronicle David Baddiel’s memoir about his dysfuctional family will make you wince with pleasure 12 Jul
David Baddiel's memoir "My Family" delves into his dysfunctional family dynamics, portraying his parents' lack of interest in him and his brothers, highlight...
12 Jul
Tablet In Drohobych 12 Jul
In the text "In Drohobych," the author describes their experiences in Lviv and Drohobych amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In Lviv, the ongoing conflict ...
12 Jul
Forward VIDEO: Moving film about young Yiddish scholars now on YouTube 11 Jul
French director Nurith Aviv's documentary "The Secrets of Yiddish Poetry," available on YouTube, showcases the passion of seven young Yiddish scholars, both ...
11 Jul
Kveller I Feel OK About My Neck 11 Jul
The text delves into the narrator's reflections on aging, parenthood, and self-awareness, inspired by Nora Ephron's sentiments about getting older. The narra...
11 Jul
Tablet Holy Delmore 11 Jul
Delmore Schwartz, a prominent Jewish writer associated with the New York intellectuals, made a significant impact with his short story "In Dreams Begin Respo...
11 Jul
Jewish Chronicle Israel’s former First Lady Lihi Lapid: ‘When I get to politics, each word can be dangerous’ 10 Jul
Lihi Lapid, Israel's former First Lady and a successful writer, discusses her foray into politics, highlighting the caution required in choosing words carefu...
10 Jul
Jewish Chronicle This new musical stars a thoroughly modern Moses 10 Jul
A new musical titled "Go!" brings a fresh perspective to the story of Moses and the Exodus, focusing on his complexities as a character and the challenges he...
10 Jul
Forward Joe Biden is beginning to look a lot like the biblical Jonah. That's bad news for all of us 10 Jul
In a commentary drawing parallels between President Joe Biden and the biblical figure Jonah, Emily Tamkin highlights the importance of prioritizing democracy...
10 Jul
Lehrhaus The End of Contradiction: Resolving the Mysteries of The Guide to the Perplexed 9 Jul
"The Guide to the Perplexed" by Moses Maimonides has long been shrouded in mystery and controversy within Jewish circles. Lenn E. Goodman's recent works, a n...
9 Jul
Hadassah Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s ‘Long Island Compromise’ 9 Jul
In "Long Island Compromise" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, the story focuses on the Fletcher family, a wealthy Jewish American family in a fictional Long Island s...
9 Jul
Forward Must Jews be defined by trauma? Taffy Brodesser-Akner's sharp new novel offers a surprising answer 8 Jul
In Taffy Brodesser-Akner's novel "Long Island Compromise," a multi-generational Jewish family grapples with the aftermath of trauma, notably a kidnapping tha...
8 Jul
Jewish Chronicle Shalom Auslander on his new book ‘Feh’: ‘We’ve been told a terrible story about ourselves for thousands of years’ 8 Jul
Shalom Auslander discusses his new book "Feh" as an optimistic narrative attempting to rewrite the traditional negative story told about humanity for thousan...
8 Jul
Forward Remembering Arnold Band, a towering figure in Jewish studies 8 Jul
Arnold J. Band, a revered figure in Hebrew and Jewish literary studies, passed away at 94. He was a distinguished professor at UCLA for over 50 years, instru...
8 Jul
Tablet The Lost World of ‘The Shochet’ 8 Jul
"The Lost World of The Shochet" explores the memoir "Der Shochet" by Pinkhes-Dov Goldenshteyn, offering a glimpse into 19th-century Ukraine and Crimea throug...
8 Jul
Forward Don't let your kids read this column (but don't ban it either) 5 Jul
Comedian Moshe Kasher's memoir, "Kasher in the Rye," was banned by a Texas school district, alongside many other titles, sparking a discussion on book bans a...
5 Jul
The Beinart Notebook Raja Khouri and Jeffrey Wilkinson 4 Jul
Raja Khouri and Jeffrey Wilkinson co-authored the book "The Wall Between: What Jews and Palestinians Don't Want to Know About Each Other." They engage in dia...
4 Jul
Jewish Chronicle Rugelach with raspberry walnut filling 4 Jul
The text discusses a personal experience at a Jewish bakery in Montreal where the best rugelach was tasted, inspiring the author to share a similar recipe. T...
4 Jul
Jewish Chronicle Why Joan Nathan’s recipe memoir will touch your heart 3 Jul
Joan Nathan's latest book, "My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories," delves into her personal story intertwined with diverse recipes from her culinar...
3 Jul
Hadassah Guide to Jewish Literature – July/August 2024 2 Jul
The post discusses the Guide to Jewish Literature for July/August 2024, featured in Hadassah Magazine, indicating a focus on Jewish literary works within tha...
2 Jul
Kveller In My Interfaith Marriage, I’m Raising My Daughter With Jewish Humor 2 Jul
An interfaith couple navigates raising their young daughter with a blend of Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly focusing on the influence of humor ...
2 Jul
Chabad.org How I SURVIVED a Ted Talk 1 Jul
Chana Weisberg shares incredible Jewish stories of ordinary people with extraordinary experiences in the "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories" YouTube vid...
1 Jul
Lehrhaus I Am Stirring the Chicken Soup in Circles and Thinking 30 Jun
The poem reflects on the act of stirring chicken soup while contemplating the story of Abraham buying Sarah's burial place. It delves into themes of love, lo...
30 Jun
Kveller The Jewish Books We’re Reading This Summer 28 Jun
This summer, several Jewish-themed books are being recommended for reading. Titles include "Behind Every Good Man" by Sara Goodman Confino, a novel set in th...
28 Jun
Tikvah headphones Jeffrey Saks on the Genius of S.Y. Agnon 28 Jun
Shmuel Yosef Agnon, a renowned figure in modern Hebrew fiction, is celebrated for his profound and beloved literary works that draw on traditional Jewish tex...
28 Jun
Jewish Chronicle The Jewish war novelist who told the stories of soldiers, not officers 27 Jun
Alexander Baron, a Jewish war novelist born Joseph Alexander Bernstein, gained acclaim for his war trilogy, notably "From the City, From the Plough," which r...
27 Jun
The CJN Daily with Ellin Bessner headphones Long-buried Nazi atrocities, retold in Robert Rotenberg’s new crime novel, have lessons for today 27 Jun
Robert Rotenberg's new crime novel "What We Buried" delves into a long-buried Nazi atrocity in Gubbio, Italy, shedding light on Canada's past of allowing for...
27 Jun
Unorthodox headphones Vacation with A.J. Jacobs: Ep. 418 27 Jun
Journalist and author A.J. Jacobs discusses his latest book, "The Year of Living Constitutionally: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Constitution's Origin...
27 Jun