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Holocaust Survivor Portraits and Notes in an Emotional Photo Book

By On April 21, 2017

A handsome older gentleman stands softly illuminated by the rain-splattered window behind him, a small, satisfied smile gently curling his lips. The sentence “My name is Izrael Nathan Melamed, not Adam Adams”… Read More

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The Odd Couple Israeli Scientists Who Changed Psychology Forever

By On February 14, 2017

Amos and Danny were an unlikely duo. Amos Tversky was an eternal optimist, an Israeli military hero, and a neat freak. Even as a young man, Danny Kahneman was a pessimist and a worrier. Forced… Read More

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Writing the Strange Land of the Gay Jewish South

By On January 8, 2016

  One of the most classic setups in fiction is to place a stranger in a strange land. In Jason K. Friedman’s case—whose debut story collection, Fire Year, is out with Sarabande… Read More

The Holocaust-Memorializing Catholic Priest
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The Holocaust-Memorializing Catholic Priest

By On June 19, 2015

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… Read More

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

By On February 4, 2015

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… Read More

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

By On December 25, 2014

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… Read More

A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text
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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

By On September 8, 2014

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… Read More

Jewniverse beach reads
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Jewniverse Beach Reading!

By On August 12, 2014

Check back all week for our top summer reading picks from the archives! Monday’s pick: Shakespeare The Spy, a novel about an Israeli spy named Shakespeare by Joshua Sobol. Nothing else like this. Tuesday’s pick: Half… Read More

A Yiddish Satire With Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools
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A Forgotten Satire of Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

By On June 23, 2014

Stories of a bustling courtyard populated by hapless sages and wise young fools fill Moyshe Kulbak‘s classic satirical family novel of Soviet Minsk. It’s a compelling, tender read, newly translated by Hillel Halkin with a… Read More

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

By On June 3, 2014

Imagine, esteemed reader: Your son has recently arrived in America from your shtetl, and you want to warn him about the temptations of the goldene medina. But how do you find the right words… Read More

The Retrospective
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Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

By On May 29, 2014

In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The Retrospective (published in Israel in 2011), Yair Moses, an aging Israeli film director, arrives in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela for a retrospective of his… Read More

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Data: A Love Story

By On March 6, 2013

Amy Webb, in-demand internet consultant and math whiz had experienced one too many disastrous JDates. After one particularly awful one—on which the guy started taking phone calls from his wife—Webb went home, settled… Read More

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