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Jewish Journal

Gabriel Meyer

  • ‘Gates’ Hold Key to Palestinians’ Pain

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In 1929, novelist Franz Werfel, during a stay in Damascus, caught sight of some maimed and famished-looking refugee children working in a carpet factory. He soon learned that they, and thousands of others like them, were survivors of the 1915 Turkish massacre of Armenians. Werfel,...

  • Rice Weaves Rich Tale of a Young Jesus

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" by Anne Rice (Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95).

    Biblical fiction is a perilous business. Having committed not one but two such indiscretions in my time -- a 1993 novel titled, "In the Shade of the Terebinth," and a year later another called, "The Gospel of...