Posts Tagged ‘ books ’

The Holocaust-Memorializing Catholic Priest

June 19, 2015
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The Holocaust-Memorializing Catholic Priest

If there was a distinction for modern-day Righteous Gentiles, Father Patrick Desbois would be the first to be honored. In 2002, sometime after learning that his grandfather, a French soldier, had been imprisoned during the Holocaust, Father Desbois trekked out to Ukraine to see the concentration camp. When he arrived,…

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A 1980s Classic That Turns Jewish American Princesses into Paper Dolls

February 4, 2015
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The Official JAP Paper Doll Book is an artifact of bad taste and excellent value. Originally…

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What Kind of Nice Jewish Boy Writes a Book About Santa Claus?

December 25, 2014
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What Kind of Nice Jewish Boy Writes a Book About Santa Claus?

One day, Eric Kaplan’s son’s playdate to the zoo was canceled by his friend’s mother.…

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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…

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Jewniverse Beach Reading!

August 12, 2014
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Jewniverse beach reads

Check back all week for our top summer reading…

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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…

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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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