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Does Jewish = Neurotic?

By On September 13, 2012

“My wife is right: I’m not as Jewish as I advertise,” writes Yuvi Zalkow, the author and subject of the new book  A Brilliant Novel in the Works. It’s a strange statement coming from… Read More

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Having an Affair with your Synagogue

By On August 8, 2012

In the new novel The Invitation, by Anne Cherian, a successful computer engineer invites his three best friends to his son’s graduation from MIT. His friends accept, and then immediately regret it. Their jobs… Read More

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Jewish by Identity Theft

By On April 18, 2012

When people talk about mixed marriages, they don’t usually mean this. In Twelfth and Race, a new novel by Eric Goodman, Richard Gordon, a middle-class Jewish guy, moves to a small Kansas town and… Read More

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Choosing to Be Jewish

By On February 23, 2011

Derek’s parents are divorced. He lives with his mother in Colorado, where they’re converting to Judaism. He’s nervous, hopeful, and incredibly well-spoken about their plans–“I love being a Jew,” he says. “I think… Read More