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Attack on Writers Verges on Ridiculous

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/attack_on_writers_verges_on_ridiculous_20050204

This past week, the New York Times Book Review ran a lengthy essay by writer Wendy Shalit titled "The Observant Reader." In it, Shalit harshly criticized books she deemed to be unfriendly to Orthodox Judaism. Even worse than the books, she asserted, were some of their writers, including such literary luminaries as Tova Mirvis ("The Outside World") and Nathan Englander ("For the Relief of Unbearable Urges").

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