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  • Can’t or won’t learn Hebrew?

    May 18, 2016 | 10:45 am

    Novelist Dara Horn recently asked, “Why don’t more American Jews learn Hebrew?” Her answer: “The reason American Jews don’t learn Hebrew is because they think they can’t.”

    Horn believes that this failure stems from a lack of confidence. Even Horn, who tells us in this recent...

  • Civil War Jews Who Weren’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie

    April 2, 2009 | 1:23 pm

    At the Passover seder next Wednesday evening, our children will recite the traditional question, “How is this night different from all other nights?” But the adults at the table are the ones who appreciate how this night really is different — not only from the rest of the year,...

  • ‘Image’ Is Everything

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dara Horn wrote an exuberant scene in her stunning debut novel, "In the Image," upon returning to her dreary garret flat during a year abroad in 1999. "I'd been to this dismal British market in which an entire aisle was devoted to butter and fats," the ebullient Horn, 25, said...

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