Posts Tagged ‘ books ’

A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

September 8, 2014
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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

Imagine a digital wonderland where every Jewish text is available free and open-source, where the extraordinary expanse of our texts are waiting to be combed, prodded, and commented upon by interested parties the world over. Good news: this exists. Started by writer Joshua Foer and techie Brett Lockspeiser—two Jews with a passion for…

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Jewniverse Beach Reading!

August 12, 2014
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Check back all week for our top summer reading picks from the archives! Monday’s pick: Shakespeare The…

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A Forgotten Satire of Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

June 23, 2014
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A Yiddish Satire With Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

Stories of a bustling courtyard populated by hapless sages and wise young fools fill Moyshe Kulbak‘s…

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How to Write to Your Long-Lost Love, In Yiddish

June 3, 2014
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Imagine, esteemed reader: Your son has recently arrived…

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Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

May 29, 2014
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In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The…

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Data: A Love Story

March 6, 2013
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Amy Webb, in-demand internet consultant and math whiz…

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Brooklyn Love

February 14, 2013
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Ah, the guilty pleasure of the romance novel:…

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Jews and Words

January 8, 2013
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In his book The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel famously posits that…

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Mudhouse Sabbath

December 11, 2012
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Lauren Winner grew up in an interfaith family. As…

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Fagin the Jew

November 20, 2012
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The antihero of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist is the “villainous-looking and…

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Up the Down Staircase

October 25, 2012
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In 1923, a 12-year-old Russian girl named Belle…

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In Grandpa’s House

August 15, 2012
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Maurice Sendak illustrated over a hundred books, both his…

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