By Lisa Rosman 5 min read
Modigliani's art reminds us that extraordinary creative work that can arise despite - and to spite - repressive political climates.
By David Samuel Levinson 8 min read
David Samuel Levinson, author of Tell Me How This Ends Well, on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in America today, and 5 novels that can help combat it.
By Nathan Gelgud 3 min read
Writer-illustrator Nathan Gelgud takes on Lev Golinkin's 'A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka,' a memoir about his Soviet childhood.
By Nadine Friedman 4 min read
Lillian Faderman's My Mother’s Wars examines growing up as a survivor’s child, and sets the stage for other memoirs about the Jewish experience in the wake of unspeakable horrors.
By Nathan Gelgud 2 min read
In his new book "Russ & Daughers: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built," Mark Russ Federman tells the story of his family's tiny Lower East Side institution that New Yorkers go to for all things smoked, pickled, or spread on a bagel.
By Julie Gerstein 4 min read
Julie Gerstein reviews Kate Bornstein's life story, subtitled "The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today."