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September 26, 2019
A New Generation of Jewish Activists Is Transforming Judaism Itself
Atalia Omer’s new book considers how American Jews are making solidarity with Palestinians a central feature of their spiritual practice and identity.
August 9, 2019
David Berman’s Parting Gift
One of rock’s great lyricists died earlier this week. His last album,
, is a fitting bookend to his rich and wrenching career.
Books and Ideas
August 1, 2019
Daša Drndić Dives Into the Abyss of History
The Croatian novelist’s work reckons with some of the 20th century’s most violent moments, all in the hope of recovering the stories of both the victims and victimizers.
May 22, 2019
Neither Comic nor Profound: The Vagaries of ‘kaddish.com’
Nathan Englander's third novel tries to satirize unthinking religiosity, lazy secularism, and the nascent gig economy—but fails to impress.
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Autobiography and Memoir
May 2, 2019
How Jayson Greene Wrote One of the Year’s Most Affecting Memoirs
Once More We Saw Stars,
which follows his family after the death of his daughter Greta, is at once an elegy, a raw outcry of rage, and a meditation on relearning to live and work in grief’s wake.
February 15, 2019
Wellness Is Always a Scam
Sam Lipsyte’s novel
is a righteous send-up of self-help gobbledegook and the mindfulness industry.
March 30, 2018
Clarice Lispector’s Lifelong Project
At the core of Clarice Lispector’s works is the tension between language’s profound potential and its inability to reach the vital realm of the unspeakable.