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  • On Jewish writing

    May 3, 2013 | 9:50 am

    I’m noticing a trend among my coreligionists-who-write: arguing against being “labeled” as Jewish writers — especially when they are simultaneously speaking in Jewish-sponsored lecture/reading series, blogging for the Jewish Book Council, and/or benefiting from awards given...

  • Appropriating Anne Frank

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 11, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Holocaust fatigue has given way to Holocaust farce.

    Like when an extant Anne Frank is found hiding in a modern-day attic in Shalom Auslander’s novel, “Hope: A Tragedy.” But, beware. The bright, wide-eyed heroine we met in a World War II-era diary is now a decrepit, angry old...

  • 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...

  • What we talk about when we talk about Nathan Englander’s new story collection

    March 30, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Thirteen years ago, Nathan Englander’s debut story collection, “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges,” brought its then twenty-something author his initial fame. Eight years later came the publication of a first novel, “The Ministry of Special Cases.” This year brings...

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  • 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....

  • 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...
  • Books: Englander taps Kafkaesque isolation in ‘Special Cases’

    By Mark Oppenheimer

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Nathan Englander's new novel, "The Ministry of Special Cases" (Alfred A. Knopf), begins on a dark night in a dangerous time: "Jews bury themselves the way they live, crowded together, encroaching on one another's space. The headstones were packed tight, the bodies underneath elbow to...