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  • The Failed Intellectuals

    by Dennis Gura

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Dream Palace of the Arabs:A Generation's Odyssey" by Fouad Ajami (Vintage Books, $14).

    In 1928, the French intellectual Julien Benda wrote his...

  • An Excerpt From “Eden”

    by Yossi Klein Halevi

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden

    by Yossi Klein Halevi

    William Morrow

    Pages: 336; $25.00

    Chapter One: Ramadan



    I lived on the border of...

  • Homeboys on Home Plate

    by Jeremy Hamburgh

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There are myriad jokes about Jews in sports. In the 1980 movie "Airplane," a passenger asks for something light to read. The stewardess offers her a...

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  • Drawing on Life

    by Michael Aushenker

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The best running joke from the pilot of Fox's upcoming "Larry Sanders"-style puppet satire "Greg the Bunny" centers on struggling cartoonist Jimmy Bender,...

  • You Go, Girlfriend

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jennifer Weiner began writing "Good in Bed" during a bout of Dumper's Regret in 1998.

    She'd been dating her nice-Jewish-writer boyfriend for a few years,...

  • Literary Jewish Girls

    by Rahel Musleah

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Philip Roth, move over. You too, Saul Bellow. It's time to make room for a newer generation of American Jewish writers, many of whom are young women who...

  • Bad Jews

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    At one point in Gerald Shapiro's acclaimed short-story collection, "Bad Jews," an artist named Kenneth Rosenthal is having a Philip Roth moment.

    In the...

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