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  • An extensive history of the Holocaust

    by Jonathan Kirsch

    2 weeks ago

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are confronted by a bitter irony. The vast and ever-expanded scholarship of the Shoah has never been greater, and yet,...

  • Passover, Agnon and challah baking

    by Lisa Silverman

    March 24, 2015 | 10:56 am

    First on my list of favorite new books for kids are a couple of fun titles for Passover—one an early chapter book by a much-beloved author, and the...

  • A ‘Frank’ assessment

    by Jonathan Kirsch

    March 11, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    Now and then, a politician comes along who is both cantankerous and somehow lovable, highly principled and yet open to argument, possessed of both a...

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  • Alan Lightman turns to remembering a life in the South

    by Elaine Margolin

    March 6, 2015 | 12:38 pm

    It feels as if Alan Lightman has been forgetting large pieces of his past for decades; his reinvention seems intentional.  This very talented...

  • ‘Anonymous Soldiers’ looks at terrorism from another troubling angle

    by Jonathan Kirsch

    February 25, 2015 | 12:43 pm

    “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947” by Bruce Hoffman (Knopf) offers an uncomfortable but crucial message: Terrorism works. And the...

  • Martin Amis goes inside a fictional Nazi mind

    by Sarah Pines

    February 20, 2015 | 11:02 am

    While watching Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem in 1961, the philosopher Hannah Arendt wondered: “Could the activity of thinking as such … be of such...

  • Ghosts of exile, examined

    by Jonathan Kirsch

    February 12, 2015 | 10:23 am

    Roger Cohen is an observer of Israel and the Middle East whose voice is especially commanding, and not only because he writes for The New York Times. As...

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