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Michal Leibowitz

Michal Leibowitz is a Krauthammer fellow at the Jewish Review of Books.

What Jewish Children's Books Look Like in 2020

Over the last 30 years, books for young Jews have dropped religious and national identity and become obsessed with the Holocaust. Can they be put on a better track?

May 27 2020 12:01AM

What Harry Houdini, the Quintessential Escape Artist, Declined to Escape

Houdini’s was the prototypically self-made American tale. But even while turning himself into the world’s greatest breaker of constraints, he remained a proudly identified Jew.

March 17 2020 12:01AM

Zelda Was One of the Greatest Modern Writers of Religious Experience in Any Language

Lauded in Israel but unknown outside, Zelda’s poetry provides an alternative to the desacralized cosmos in which most of us live.

Nov. 26 2019 12:01AM