Posts Tagged ‘ books ’

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 published in 1983, it is out of print but available via sellers like eBay; it boasts on its cover that its price is “$6.00 — but for you, $5.95.” That sets the tone for what…

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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 is available free and open-source, where the…

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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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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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