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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...

  • Kingsolver v. Safran Foer [RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 26, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    Barbara Kingsolver thinks Jonathan Safan Foer is an idiot.

    She doesn’t say it, at least not directly, but that’s the inevitable takeaway from first reading her bestseller, “Animal Vegetable Miracle,” then reading his, “Eating Animals.”

    Read them back to back and...

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