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  • 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...

  • Shalom Auslander’s ‘Hope: A Tragedy’

    February 3, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Shalom Auslander’s memoir, “Foreskin’s Lament,” chronicled the author’s shaky departure from his dysfunctional ultra-Orthodox home in Monsey, New York.  Readers will recall how Auslander was somehow able to blend sadness and compassion with biting humor and anger into his...

  • Shalom Auslander is my failure

    By Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A review of Shalom Auslander's new memoir caught my eye -- was this author the curly-haired boy who had been my ninth-grade student at Yeshiva University High


    Reading the review confirmed, first, that it was the same person, though now the curls had given way to a...

  • Books: A heretic with fries on the side

    By David Kaufmann

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Foreskin's Lament," by Shalom Auslander (Riverhead, $24.95).

    Consider the poor foreskin: an object of desire for a few, a matter of indifference for many and anathema to the Jews. Like bacon and lobster, it serves as the very definition of treif. Its rejection is the primordial...

  • Beware of Formerly Observant Writers

    By Amy Klein

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "Beware of God" by Shalom Auslander (Simon & Schuster, $19.95)

    God is a chicken.

    God is a stalker.

    God is a tougher advertising client than Proctor & Gamble.

    God is just the bureaucrat of the "production nightmare" that is all of creation. And God just hates all the "micromanaging...