Posts Tagged ‘ literature ’

Meet the Jewish Bubbe Who Happens to Be a Literary Genius

May 20, 2015
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Discover the New England Bubbe Who Turns Out is a Literary Genius

It’s a beautiful thing when a writer gets discovered. Especially when the writer is a Jewish grandmother in her seventies who has spent a lifetime mastering the art of the short story—an effort for which she is only now being recognized. Since her first publication in 1969, Edith Pearlman has…

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Jews vs. Aliens / Jews vs. Zombies

April 9, 2015
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Jews vs. Aliens / Jews vs. Zombies

Q: What happens when a rebbe goes shopping for lemons and comes face to face…

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The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin

September 4, 2014
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The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin

What modern lovers refer to as “casual sex” was, at one time, known by a…

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Jewniverse Beach Reading!

August 12, 2014
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Jewniverse beach reads

Check back all week for our top summer reading…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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