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  • Attack in Jerusalem

    December 7, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    I jog down my beloved streets of Israel, breathing in the different smells, the spices, and wince as I pass the fish market, the deep salt scent causing a light shock to go through my body. I feel a tempting itch at my nose, and sneeze with such force, I have to stop and...

  • James Franco Q & A:  His Film on Tortured Gay Poet Hart Crane

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2011 | 9:48 pm

    One has to wonder when James Franco ever sleeps. Hollywood’s most educated thespian — perhaps best-known for his Oscar-nominated turn as the guy who cut off his own arm in Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” – has famously juggled acting on soap operas and in blockbusters (think Rupert...

  • Illuminating Tales of Modern Maccabees

    By Gaby Friedman

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In Myra Goldberg's short story, "Who Can Retell," reprinted in the National Public Radio anthology, "Hanukkah Lights, Stories of the Season" (Melcher Media, 2005), a young girl is concerned that her school's holiday glee club is singling out all the Jewish students to sing Chanukah...

  • One Summer Night

    By Morrie Gelman

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I dream of a summer night long ago. I'm a 17-year-old usher in a neighborhood theater. We play second-run films. Most of that summer we show "Pursued," starring Teresa Wright and Robert Mitchum.

    After my ushering job each evening I rush home to meet my girlfriend, Florence. Both of...

  • First Person - Documenting Hate

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In late fall of 1999, I wrote a short story, "Summertime," which I eventually included in my collection, "Assumption and Other

    Stories" (Bilingual Press, 2003).

    When the book reviews started coming in, most noted that particular story's unsettling premise. But what fascinated me...

  • How Can Right, Left Each Be So Sure?

    By David Margolis

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ed. Note: Former Jewish Journal Senior Writer David Margolis died July 17 at the age of 62 in Israel, where he had lived for the past 11 years. Most recently, Margolis wrote for The Jerusalem Report, where this column, one of his last, originally appeared.

    Some months ago, at a kind...

  • Nadelson Writes It Short and Sweet

    By Michal Lemberger

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Saving Stanley: The Brickman Stories," by Scott Nadelson (Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, $15.95).

    Recently, a number of young Jewish writers have made successful entrées into the world of publishing. Jonathan Safran Foer, Gary Shteyngert, Dara Horn and others have published...

  • Festival Becomes Eclectic

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The tale of an orphan's search for acceptance. A lawyer's fantasy of a Holocaust survivor's revenge. A book that may save your marriage.

    These are just a few of the interesting choices made for this year's People of the Book Festival.

    Featuring more than 30 authors, including Nathan...

  • Touch and Go

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Touch and Go

    TV writer and CBS executive Eugene Stein exposes a darkerside in his latest book of fiction

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer

    Eugene Stein calls himself a Jewish writer, a gay writer, aprogressive writer.

    He is also a successful TV writer and the vice president of...