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Jewish Journal

Donna Rifkind

  • Israeli Novel of Ideas Overpowers Story

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Foiglman" by Aharon Megged. Translated by Marganit Weinberger-Rotman. (Toby Press, $19.95).



    Can a work of fiction be important without being successful? If so, it would look pretty much like "Foiglman," by the distinguished Israeli author, Aharon Megged.

    "Foiglman" was originally...

  • New Writers Lack Roth Shock Value

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction From the Edge" edited by Paul Zakrzewski (Perennial, $14.95).

    It's official. American Jews are now the People of the Book Festival.

    Not so long ago, in a simpler America, there were Jewish-themed books and there were people who read them. Reading was an...