Posts Tagged ‘ jonathan safran foer ’

The Ghost Shtetl of Trochenbrod

December 6, 2013

Once upon a time there was a shtetl named Trochenbrod. In its heyday, Trochenbrod, which is located in Western Ukraine just 30 kilometers northeast of the city of Lutsk, was home to approximately 5,000 Jews, with seven synagogues, and a rich farming culture. In typically frank Yiddish fashion, Trochenbrod means “bread without butter.” And…

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A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012

Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket suggests that even if most Egyptians started…

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Suggestive Silence

March 24, 2011
suggestive silence

Nobody dies in Jonathan Safran Foer‘s 2002 short story “A Primer for the Punctuation of Heart…

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