Posts Tagged ‘ fiction ’

A New Novel about American Jewish Life During the Shoah

June 23, 2016
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the houseguest

Kim Brooks’ debut novel The Houseguest (Counterpoint Press, 2016), offers a refreshing perspective on an often overlooked facet of Holocaust: that of the American Jew. The story begins with the arson of a synagogue in Upper Manhattan during the spring of 1941, a (fictional) tragedy that highlights—and provokes—the struggles of…

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An 11-Year Old Orthodox Superhero Named Mirka

April 7, 2016
By
hereville

Meet Mirka. Sure, she wears a uniform from her Bais Yaakov (that is, her Orthodox…

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A Yiddish-Speaking Parrot and the Pirates Who Love Him

March 10, 2016
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A Yiddish-Speaking Parrot and the Pirates Who Love Him

Breathe easy, novelty collectors: You can finally fill that hole in your Yiddish catalogue under…

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Scary Old Sex: A 73-Year-Old Psychoanalyst’s Debut Story Collection

February 9, 2016
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scary old sex

Struggling to balance a living with a passion,…

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Writing the Strange Land of the Gay Jewish South

January 8, 2016
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thejewniverse.com/2015/writing-the-strange-land-of-the-gay-jewish-south

One of the most classic setups in fiction…

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Was John Steinbeck Jewish?

September 16, 2015
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Was John Steinbeck Jewish?

Was John Steinbeck Jewish? On the one hand,…

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A Great Jewish Novel, Out of South Africa

December 27, 2013
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Lion Seeker

Jews spend a lot of time thinking about…

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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…

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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…

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A Holiday from the Black Plague

December 21, 2011
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decameron

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

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Rabbis in Space

September 7, 2010
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Rabbis in space

Jack Dann is a brilliant science fiction writer.…

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