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“Hamilton” Fans Have This Jewish Biographer To Thank

June 13, 2016
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"Hamilton" Fans Have This Jewish Biographer To Thank

Before getting jealous that you have to wait till 2018 for your chance to see “Hamilton” while a fellow named Ron Chernow has seen the Tony-sweeping Broadway musical about 40 times, note that actually, we have him to thank for it. Back in 1998, Chernow wrote the Alexander Hamilton biography…

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Groucho Marx’s Unlikely Friendship with a Famous Anti-Semite

February 18, 2016
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In 1961, Groucho Marx received an unlikely piece of fan mail. The poet T.S. Eliot…

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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, it isn’t totally out of the question—his…

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The NYC Savant Changing Jewish Literature

August 28, 2015
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Joshua Cohen has all the trappings of an…

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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…

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Etgar Keret’s “Shiva Tour”

November 25, 2013
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When Etgar Keret was in the IDF, he…

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Before and After the Holocaust

February 17, 2012
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H.G. Adler (1910-1988), a writer from Prague, was a…

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Great Jewish Bloggers of the 1920s

February 9, 2012
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Anzia Yezierska, the Jewish immigrant writer from Poland,…

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The Talmud of Jazz

January 2, 2012
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Jake Marmer is the self-described offspring of Woody Allen…

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Literary Gymnastics

November 22, 2011
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Etgar Keret is one of the most versatile writers in Israel today.…

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The Things We Left Unsaid

November 11, 2011
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Moshe Zvi Marvit is an absorbing writer, the…

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David Sedaris’ Perfect Apartment

September 5, 2011
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Humorist David Sedaris has made a career out…

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