Posts Tagged ‘ literature ’

Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

June 30, 2014
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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

All-of-a-Kind Family, the mid-century classic Sydney Taylor children’s series of Lower East Side literature, is back! And not in an “Oh how awful, they tarted up 80′s kid favorite Strawberry Shortcake” kind of way. Lizzie Skurnick has gone from reminiscing fondly about the books for Jezebel to re-releasing the novels—about…

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Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

May 29, 2014
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In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The Retrospective (published in Israel in 2011), Yair Moses,…

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David Rakoff: Half Full, in Our Book

November 29, 2012
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Long and proud is the Jewish tradition of using sharp humor in the face of hopeless tragedy. David…

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Fagin the Jew

November 20, 2012
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The antihero of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist is the ”villainous-looking and…

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Dream of Scipio

November 19, 2012
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When you think of Provence you probably think…

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One Book, Two Holocaust Novels

November 5, 2012
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The next great Jewish novel is coming from…

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Up the Down Staircase

October 25, 2012
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In 1923, a 12-year-old Russian girl named Belle…

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In Grandpa’s House

August 15, 2012
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Maurice Sendak illustrated over a hundred books, both his…

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The Jewish Mail Order Bride

August 2, 2012
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These days, mail-order brides mostly reside in your…

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Treasure Hunt in Prague

July 26, 2012
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In the late 1500s, Prague was a cultural…

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Life (and Music) after Death

July 24, 2012
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Is listening to music a religious experience? The…

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Health, Death, and Our Kids

June 18, 2012
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“What’s the difference between a doctor and God?” a cabdriver asks…

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