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Posts Tagged ‘ fiction ’

A Great Jewish Novel, Out of South Africa

December 27, 2013
By
Lion Seeker

Jews spend a lot of time thinking about “what if?” What if you fall and break your neck, God forbid? What if God had brought us out of Egypt but never given us the temple, huh? What if every great American immigration novel was set in Africa instead? Johannesburg-born writer Kenneth Bonert’s…

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J.D. Salinger’s Jewish Roots

October 1, 2013
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salinger1

Although J.D. Salinger’s most widely-known character is The Catcher in the Rye‘s Holden Caulfield, his most…

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Crop Circles

May 24, 2012
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crop-circle

The six-pointed star has appeared in Jewish iconography for a thousand years. But there’s a chance that the…

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A Holiday from the Black Plague

December 21, 2011
By
decameron

In The Decameron, a group of 10 young people–three…

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Rabbis in Space

September 7, 2010
By
Rabbis in space

Jack Dann is a brilliant science fiction writer.…

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