The Christian Monks Who Saved Jewish History

Malka Simkovich hunts for Jewish texts in some unlikely places.

Goodbye, Philip: A Hesped

Dr. Ari Hoffman eulogizes Philip Roth.

The Simple Judaism of a Rosh Yeshiva-Novelist

In a continuing series on great, modern Israeli thinkers, Joe Wolfson explores the powerful themes in a novel by Rav Haim Sabato.

There Are Jews Everywhere: Divine Revelation through the Other in Malamud’s “Angel Levine”

Eileen Watts puts the writings of Bernard Malamud in conversation with today's immigrant debate.

We Are All Ozickians Now

Ari Hoffman on the most important living Jewish writer.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the Ancient Marine Rhyme: A Study...

Yaakov Jaffe analyzes and compares the "Song of the Sea" and the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

Nicole Krauss

A Return to Jewish Roots in Nicole Krauss’ Forest Dark

The question of whether or not your writing is Jewish is not up to you, because writing ultimately belongs to the reader. Krauss’ avatar answers Ozick perfectly: “Jewish literature would have to wait, as all Jewish things wait for a perfection that in our hearts we don’t really want to come.” In the end, perhaps all we can do is kvetch and vacillate between different answers to the question of what is Jewish literature—because, of course, the answer was never the point.

“I Am Building a City”: A Reflection for Agnon’s 50th Yahrtzeit

50 years after his passing, Agnon is as relevant as ever. Agnon expert and Lehrhaus Consulting Editor Jeffrey Saks explains.

Why You Need to Read Daniel Deronda

Shalva Muschel offers some perspective on George Elliot's leading Jews and the newest attempt to gain a fuller appreciation of Daniel Deronda.

There’s Something About Wendy

Author Risa Miller reviews Beth Kissileff's debut novel, Questioning Return.

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