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  1. Books in Review
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    Advertisements for Himself (Review)
    Chutzpah, by Alan M. Dershowitz
    1. Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    Commentary, September 1991, pp. 54-55
  2. Fiction
    Aharon Appelfeld, Survivor
    Commentary, August 1983, pp. 73-76
  3. American Jewish Writing, Act II
    Commentary, June 1976, pp. 40-45
  4. American Jews and Israel
    Commentary, February 1988, p. 75
  5. The Anxious American Jew
    Commentary, September 1978, pp. 47-50
  6. [+]
    The Art of the Possible? (Review)
    On Modern Jewish Politics, by Ezra Mendelsohn
    1. On Modern Jewish Politics by Ezra Mendelsohn
    Commentary, March 1994, pp. 55-57
  7. [+]
    Back to Uganda (Review)
    His Brother's Keeper, by Yossi Beilin
    1. His Brother's Keeper by Yossi Beilin
    Commentary, November 2000, pp. 60-62
  8. Books in Review
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    Bearing False Witness (Review)
    The Longest War, by Jacobo Timerman
    1. The Longest War by Jacobo Timerman
    Commentary, March 1983, pp. 74-76
  9. Bellow's Gift
    A Memoir
    Commentary, December 2001, pp. 43-53
  10. The Best of Sholem Aleichem (1979)
    1 Review
  11. Articles and Observations
    Between Passovers
    Commentary, December 1989, pp. 42-47
  12. Blaming Israel
    Commentary, February 1984, pp. 29-30
  13. [+]
    By Their Own Hands (5 Reviews)
    At His Side, by A.N. Pirozhkova
    1. At His Side by A.N. Pirozhkova
    2. Jews in Russian Literature: After the October Revolution by Efraim Sicher
    3. Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890-1990 by Susan Tumarkin Goodman
    4. Arrested Voices by Vitaly Shentalinsky
    5. The Bones of Berdichev by John Garrard and Carol Garrard
    The New Republic, February 3, 1997, pp. 34-42
  14. Articles
    "Dear Ellen"; or, Sexual Correctness at Harvard
    Commentary, April 2005, pp. 31-37
  15. The Delegitimation of Israel
    Commentary, July 1982, pp. 29-36
  16. Books in Review
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    At Ease (Review)
    A Certain People, by Charles E. Silberman
    1. A Certain People by Charles E. Silberman
    Commentary, November 1985, pp. 108-113
  17. The Enduring Power of Literature
    The Weekly Standard, October 6, 2008, p. 17
  18. Books in Review
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    Fairy Tale (Review)
    King of the Jews, by Leslie Epstein
    1. King of the Jews by Leslie Epstein
    Commentary, May 1979, pp. 76-77
  19. Forgetting Zion
    Commentary, October 2008, pp. 30-35
  20. [+]
    Found in America (2 Reviews)
    I Keep Recalling, by Jacob Glatstein
    1. I Keep Recalling by Jacob Glatstein
    2. Selected Poems of Yankev Glatshteyn by Richard J. Fein and Yankev Glatshteyn
    The New Republic, September 18, 1995, pp. 52-53
  21. The Hebrew Imperative
    Commentary, June 1990, pp. 34-39
  22. At Home in Jerusalem
    Commentary, April 2003, pp. 44-49
  23. How Not to Remember & How Not to Forget
    Commentary, January 2008, pp. 37-44
  24. The I.L. Peretz Reader (1990)
    1 Review
  25. If I Am Not for Myself... (1992)
    The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews
    3 Reviews
  26. Books
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    In Nazi Newark (Review)
    The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
    1. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
    Commentary, December 2004, pp. 65-69
  27. Fiction
    In Praise of Chaim Grade
    Commentary, April 1977, pp. 70-73
  28. Spring Books Issue
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    The Individual from the Ashes (2 Reviews)
    Literature or Life, by Jorge Semprun
    1. Literature or Life by Jorge Semprun
    2. The Book and the Sword by David Weiss Halivni
    The Weekly Standard, April 21, 1997, pp. 29-34
  29. Articles
    Israel & the Intellectuals
    A Failure of Nerve?
    Commentary, May 1988, pp. 19-25
  30. Israel: A House Divided?
    Commentary, September 1987, pp. 33-38
  31. [+]
    The Jew from Prague (Review)
    The Nightmare of Reason, by Ernst Pawel
    1. The Nightmare of Reason by Ernst Pawel
    Commentary, November 1984, pp. 62-64
  32. [+]
    Jewish Dreams (2 Reviews)
    The Refusers, by Stanley Burnshaw
    1. The Refusers by Stanley Burnshaw
    2. The Book of Lights by Chaim Potok
    Commentary, March 1982, pp. 45-48
  33. Jewish Guilt and Israeli Writers
    Commentary, January 1989, pp. 25-31
  34. [+]
    Jewish Herstory (Review)
    The Jewish Woman in America, by Charlotte Baum, Paula Hyman, and Sonya Michel
    1. The Jewish Woman in America by Charlotte Baum, Paula Hyman, and Sonya Michel
    Commentary, July 1976, pp. 68-69
  35. Jews and Power (2007)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  36. [+]
    The Joy of Limits (Review)
    Kaaterskill Falls, by Allegra Goodman
    1. Kaaterskill Falls by Allegra Goodman
    Commentary, December 1998, pp. 67-69
  37. The Last Great Yiddish Poet?
    Commentary, November 1983, pp. 41-48
  38. Letter to a New Israeli
    Commentary, June 1987, pp. 44-49
  39. Letters
    Commentary, September 1976, pp. 4-30
  40. Letters
    Commentary, June 1977, pp. 4-34
  41. Letters
    Commentary, December 1978, pp. 4-22
  42. Letters
    Commentary, January 1978, pp. 4-18
  43. Letters
    Commentary, November 1978, pp. 4-24
  44. Letters
    Commentary, July 1979, pp. 4-24
  45. Letters
    Commentary, September 1979, pp. 4-34
  46. Letters
    Commentary, April 1980, pp. 4-30
  47. Letters
    Commentary, February 1980, pp. 4-28
  48. Letters
    Commentary, November 1980, pp. 4-24
  49. Letters
    Commentary, May 1981, pp. 4-24
  50. Letters
    Commentary, October 1982, pp. 4-18
  51. Letters
    Commentary, October 1985, pp. 2-28
  52. Letters
    Commentary, May 1987, pp. 2-16
  53. Letters
    Commentary, October 1987, pp. 4-22
  54. Letters
    Commentary, December 1988, pp. 2-20
  55. Letters
    Commentary, March 1988, pp. 2-18
  56. Letters
    Commentary, September 1988, pp. 2-18
  57. Letters
    Commentary, May 1989, pp. 2-16
  58. Letters
    Commentary, November 1990, pp. 2-16
  59. Letters
    Commentary, November 1991, pp. 2-16
  60. Letters
    Commentary, January 1993, pp. 2-16
  61. Liberalism & the Jews
    Commentary, January 1980, pp. 81-83
  62. A Light Unto the Nations?
    Commentary, December 1987, pp. 30-35
  63. A Little Love in Big Manhattan (1988)
    Two Yiddish Poets
    2 Reviews
  64. Living With Women's Lib
    Commentary, August 1988, pp. 40-45
  65. [+]
    Lost Illusions (Review)
    Commies, by Ronald Radosh
    1. Commies by Ronald Radosh
    Commentary, July-August 2001, pp. 62-65
  66. Story
    Love and Loyalty
    Commentary, October 1992, pp. 40-47
  67. Books in Review
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    Matters of Life & Death (Review)
    In the Land of Israel, by Amos Oz
    1. In the Land of Israel by Amos Oz
    Commentary, April 1984, pp. 68-70
  68. Israel Watch
    The Might and the Right
    Commentary, September 1992, pp. 48-49
  69. The Modern Jewish Canon (2000)
    A Journey Through Language and Culture
    3 Reviews
  70. A Monument to Messianism
    Commentary, March 1991, pp. 37-42
  71. The Most Beautiful Woman in Vilna
    Commentary, June 1981, pp. 34-38
  72. My Life Without Leonard Cohen
    Commentary, October 1995, pp. 27-33
  73. The National Prospect
    Commentary, November 1995, pp. 113-114
  74. The New York (Jewish) Intellectuals
    Commentary, November 1987, pp. 28-38
  75. On Ignoring Anti-Semitism
    Commentary, October 2002, pp. 26-33
  76. On Ignoring Anti-Semitism
    Anti-Semitism in the Arab world is more sincere and more pervasive than it was in pre-H...
    The Harvard Israel Review, Fall 2002, pp. 15-23
  77. On the Future of Conservatism
    Commentary, February 1997, pp. 41-43
  78. Peace Not
    Rabin's gamble needs a democratic vote---now
    The New Republic, October 4, 1993, p. 15
  79. Articles
    "Peace Now" & American Jews
    Commentary, August 1980, pp. 17-22
  80. [+]
    The Pen & the Sword (2 Reviews)
    Truth Is for Strangers, by Efraim Sevela
    1. Truth Is for Strangers by Efraim Sevela
    2. A Hero in His Time by Arthur A. Cohen
    Commentary, October 1976, pp. 92-98
  81. The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse (1987)
    1 Review
  82. [+]
    Philip Roth Then and Now (2 Reviews)
    The Ghost Writer, by Philip Roth
    1. The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth
    2. Zuckerman Unbound by Philip Roth
    Commentary, September 1981, pp. 56-60
  83. [+]
    Photography as Elegy (2 Reviews)
    Image Before My Eyes, by Lucjan Dobroszycki and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, ...
    1. Image Before My Eyes by Lucjan Dobroszycki and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, ...
    2. An Illustrated Sourcebook on the Holocaust by Zosa Szajkowski
    Commentary, March 1978, pp. 80-81
  84. Poland Without Jews
    Commentary, August 1978, pp. 64-67
  85. Poland's Jewish Ghosts
    Commentary, January 1987, pp. 25-33
  86. The Politics of Yiddish
    Commentary, July 1985, pp. 29-35
  87. Observations
    Portrait of a Hero
    Commentary, March 1981, pp. 53-55
  88. Observations
    A Purim Homily
    Commentary, May 1992, p. 53
  89. Quebec's Jews
    Caught in the Middle
    Commentary, September 1977, pp. 55-59
  90. Reading About Jews
    Commentary, March 1980, pp. 41-48
  91. [+]
    Recovery (Review)
    Drawing Life, by David H. Gelernter
    1. Drawing Life by David H. Gelernter
    Commentary, December 1997, pp. 60-62
  92. Fiction
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    Rediscovering Judaism (3 Reviews)
    Reconciliations, by Elizabeth Klein
    1. Reconciliations by Elizabeth Klein
    2. A Season of Delight by Joanne Greenberg
    3. Kagan's Superfecta by Allen Hoffman
    Commentary, May 1982, pp. 84-87
  93. [+]
    Return to the Fold? (Review)
    An Orphan in History, by Paul Cowan
    1. An Orphan in History by Paul Cowan
    Commentary, February 1983, pp. 70-74
  94. Fiction
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    Saul Bellow's Winter of Discontent (Review)
    The Dean's December, by Saul Bellow
    1. The Dean's December by Saul Bellow
    Commentary, April 1982, pp. 71-73
  95. The Schlemiel as Modern Hero (1971)
    2 Reviews
  96. Books
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    Sex, Love & Death (Review)
    Sabbath's Theater, by Philip Roth
    1. Sabbath's Theater by Philip Roth
    Commentary, December 1995, pp. 61-64
  97. A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas (1974)
    1 Review
  98. Shul Daze
    Can Yiddish be revived, and at what cost?
    The New Republic, May 27, 1996, pp. 16-18
  99. Singer's Paradoxical Progress
    Commentary, February 1979, pp. 33-38
  100. [+]
    The Smell of the Greasepaint, The Roar of the Torah (3 Reviews)
    Jacob Adler: A Life on the Stage, by Lulla Rosenfeld and Jacob Adler
    1. Jacob Adler: A Life on the Stage by Lulla Rosenfeld and Jacob Adler
    2. God, Man, and Devil by Nahma Sandrow
    3. Klezmer! Jewish Music from Old World to Our World by Henry Sapoznik
    The New Republic, May 1, 2000, pp. 33-37
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    Suburban Kitsch (Review)
    Rachel, the Rabbi's Wife, by Silvia Tennenbaum
    1. Rachel, the Rabbi's Wife by Silvia Tennenbaum
    Commentary, June 1978, pp. 76-77
  102. [+]
    The Survivor's Voice (Review)
    From the Old Marketplace, by Joseph Buloff
    1. From the Old Marketplace by Joseph Buloff
    The New Republic, June 24, 1991, pp. 40-42
  103. [+]
    Testament (Review)
    A Passion for Truth, by Eric Breindel and John Podhoretz
    1. A Passion for Truth by Eric Breindel and John Podhoretz
    Commentary, May 1999, pp. 70-71
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    Torn in the USA (Review)
    Jewish American Literature, by Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, and Hilene Flanzbaum, ...
    1. Jewish American Literature by Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, and Hilene Flanzbaum, ...
    The New Republic, April 2, 2001, pp. 36-41
  105. The U.N.'s Jewish Problem
    Anti-Semitism has found a comfortable home on the East River
    The Weekly Standard, April 8, 2002, pp. 27-30
  106. The Unchosen
    The roots of political anti-Semitism
    The New Republic, June 15, 1992, pp. 15-18
  107. War Is No Joke
    The Weekly Standard, May 31, 2010, p. 16
  108. War With "Peace"
    The Weekly Standard, November 20, 1995, pp. 28-30
  109. What My Father Knew
    Commentary, April 1995, pp. 44-49
  110. Women as Conservative Rabbis?
    Commentary, October 1979, pp. 59-64
  111. Yiddish
    Past, Present, Imperfect
    Commentary, November 1997, pp. 32-39
  112. A Yiddish Poet in America
    Commentary, July 1980, pp. 35-41
  113. A Symposium
    Zionism at 100
    The New Republic, September 8, 1997, pp. 1-48
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