Posts Tagged ‘ books ’

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. It was almost Christmas, and the mother, knowing that Kaplan’s son didn’t believe in Santa, didn’t want him bringing up the subject. Kaplan, a writer for The Big Bang Theory and Futurama, was troubled. “I thought…

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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 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…

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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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