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  • Jonathan Safran Foer Named to Holocaust Memorial Council

    February 7, 2013 | 10:00 am

    Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

    President Obama tapped Foer, 35, also a New York University professor of creative writing, last Friday.

    Foer’s debut novel, “Everything Is Illuminated,” dealt with the Holocaust and Ukraine during that era. His mother, Esther Safran Foer, directs Sixth and I, a historic synagogue in downtown Washington.

    The Holocaust Memorial Council governs the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • Become an Inspiration Addict

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    April 5, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    In my senior year of high school, I drank the juice of inspiration, and all of a sudden everything in the world started to matter. I used to think inspiration could be found anywhere, but I learned there are indeed bad books, pointless movies, and invites worth turning down. These...

  • April 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 3, 2012 | 3:47 am

    The Very Model of a ‎Modern Muslim Brother

    Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal takes a look at Khairat Al Shater, the Muslim ‎Brotherhood’s candidate for president, who he says has been embraced by the Obama ‎administration. ‎

    Mr. Shater noted that the killing of...

  • Safran Foer’s New American Haggadah out of stock across web [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2012 | 10:37 pm

    Update: An editor at Little, Brown, the publisher of The New American Haggadah, emailed me today to say that, although the first print run “quickly” sold out, the haggadah should (thanks to “two large reprints”) be back on virtual and actual shelves in time for Passover. So fret not....

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  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

  • Ben Stiller to star in HBO series about Jewish family

    January 24, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    Ben Stiller reportedly has signed on to direct, produce and star in an HBO original series about a Jewish family called “All Talk.”

    The script is being written by Jonathan Safran Foer and the series, set in Washington, will co-star Alan Alda.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show is billed as “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.

    Shooting is set to begin in the fall.

  • The Omnivore’s Curse [Recipe & Photos Included]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 7, 2010 | 6:16 pm

    So I’ve read Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan’s Omnivore Dilemma and In Defense of Food.  I read four new books about back-the-land intellectuals: Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Brad Kessler’s Goat Song, and Margaret Hathaway’s The...

  • Jonathan Safran Foer makes me want to vomit

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 9, 2008 | 2:11 pm

    “Until now, my identity as a writer,” Jonathan Safran Foer, who wrote “Everything Is Illuminated,” said last week, “has never overlapped with my identity as an American — in the past eight years, my writing has often felt like an antidote or correction to my Americanism. But...

  • If I had just one Jewish book to read . . . .

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 7, 2008 | 4:04 pm

    The Jewish Journal asked several authors appearing at Sunday's Celebration of Jewish Books to answer a question that, at least for writers, has existential overtones: "If you were stranded on a deserted island, what Jewish book would you want to have with you, and why?"

    The answers...
  • Fields of Dreams

    By David Suissa

    September 11, 2008 | 12:20 am

    I used to think that between the time of the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., and the birth of Israel in 1948, there was no such thing as an exclusively Jewish city. Sure, there were plenty of Jewish ghettos and neighborhoods scattered throughout the globe, but a city...
  • Readers finally get their say at JBook.com’s Peoples’ Choice Awards

    By Sue Fishkoff

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The people have spoken, and they spake Foer.
     
    "Everything Is Illuminated," Jonathan Safran Foer's tragi-comic tale of a young American Jew's journey through Ukraine in search of his grandfather's roots, is the first winner of JBooks.com's People's Choice Award for the decade's...
  • Video Takes Bite Out of Kosher Slaughter

    By Gabriel Sanders

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the best-selling novel, "Everything Is Illuminated" (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) and last year's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (Houghton Mifflin) released a video earlier this month in which he argues that the slaughtering practices employed by...

  • Jews’ Winning Words

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nobody remembers whether the Torah has ever won a book award before. This year's National Jewish Book Award for general nonfiction goes to "Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary," edited by David Lieber and Jules Harlow (Jewish Publication Society, 2001).

    Ten years in the making, "Etz...

  • Shedding Some Light

    By Amy Klein

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Everything Is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin, $24).

    Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, "Everything Is Illuminated" has garnered rave reviews everywhere, from The New York Times to Esquire, with front jacket quotes by Russell Banks, Nathan Englander and mentor...

  • Shedding Some Light

    By Amy Klein

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Everything Is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin, $24).

    Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, "Everything Is Illuminated" has garnered rave reviews everywhere, from The New York Times to Esquire, with front jacket quotes by Russell Banks, Nathan Englander and mentor...