literature

Tevye’s Secret

Tevye is Sholem Aleichem’s most beloved character and the Tevye stories his most widely acclaimed literary works.  A good deal …

Taking Ourselves Seriously

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor, the latest volume in the Library of Ideas series launched by Princeton University Press and …

Tap Dancing Through Black Holes

I won’t do it anymore.  I won’t call Robert Whitehill-Bashan “the Hebrew poet from Texas.”  Yes, he did grow up …

Does the Arab Jew exist?

What strikes one most about the Iraqi Jewish experience is not its difference from modern Jewish experience in Europe, but …