Leah Cypess imagines the what-ifs of Pesach cleaning.
The Agnon scholar, Jeffrey Saks, sees some Agnonian work in modern Israeli literature.
Bezalel Naor offers a stirring, other-worldly rendition of Rav Kook's poem "The Conversation of the Angels"
Suzanne Last Stone reviews Chaim Saiman's Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law.
The question of whether or not your writing is Jewish is not up to you, because writing ultimately belongs to the reader. Krauss’ avatar answers Ozick perfectly: “Jewish literature would have to wait, as all Jewish things wait for a perfection that in our hearts we don’t really want to come.” In the end, perhaps all we can do is kvetch and vacillate between different answers to the question of what is Jewish literature—because, of course, the answer was never the point.
Todd Berman warns of antisemitism in strange places.
Rabbi David Wolkenfeld explores the meaning of faith in this review of Rabbi Chaim Jachter's Reason to Believe
Moshe Koppel Reviews Chaim Saiman's Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law.
Yael Unterman reviews a new book exploring the limits religious authenticity and Judaism.
Rabbi Ezra Schwartz reviews Nishmat HaBayit, a responsa collection by the Yoatzot Halacha of Nishmat