When 41-year-old American novelist Joshua Cohen won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction last week for his semi-roman à clef, The Netanyahus, the first question occurring to close observers of Israeli culture and politics wasn’t “Is it good for the Jews?” but “How bad is it for Bibi and the family brand?”
In her latest young adult novel, The Assignment, author Liza Wiemer asks readers what they would do to stop antisemitism—or any form of hate or injustice.
The most formative experience of my college years wasn’t in a classroom.
Thirty members of the Sayeret Matkal, the elite commando unit of the IDF that rescued hostages from a hijacked flight in Uganda, share their memories of the rescue in a book, newly translated from the Hebrew.
A whole generation has gone through the Jewish life cycle with Anita Diamant.
Barbara Goldberg’s poetry has always displayed an insatiable appetite for grief and desire.
Almost a half-century before Donald Trump signed on to the fraudulent notion that President Barack Obama’s American citizenship and constitutional legitimacy were suspect, Robert Welch (1899-1985) reached an equally alarming conclusion about the president of his day, Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower.