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Israeli books: Gail Hareven’s Lies, First Person is a visceral novel of ideas

February 13, 2015


  “There are books that make us feel intensely and others that make us think deeply; one that does both is Gail Hareven’s opalescent and psychologically complex eleventh novel Lies, First Person (in the original Hebrew Hashkarim Ha’aharonim Shel Hagoof which literally translates as The Body’s Last Lies), which is only the second (The Confessions […]

Jewish books: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

September 12, 2014


“The Betrayers succeeds by combining thought provoking ethical dilemmas with dramatic tension in an engaging prose style and is enthusiastically recommended.” – from my New York Journal of Books review (which includes spoilers). For additional remarks, excerpts, and an exploration of the novel as a roman a clef see my examiner article, which begins with the […]

2012 books retrospective

December 24, 2012


via Summaries of my 2012 NYJB book reviews and a plug for Tsipi Keller’s novel “The Prophet of Tenth Street.”

“What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past” published today

September 1, 2011


  What happens when a New York Jewish pack-rat daughter inherits her New York Jewish pack-rat father’s belongings? She embarks on a Jewish genealogical search for her and her dad’s long lost relatives. Nancy K. Miller‘s What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, published today by University of Nebraska Press, is the story of […]

NY Jewish cultural events this week: Haiti fundraiser, drum circle, ASL museum tour, lecture, jazz,

January 20, 2010


via To read the article click here

Goodstock: Brooklyn’s tikkun olam fair

October 29, 2009


via Park Slope charity fair has activities for people of all ages.

NY Jewish Culture Examiner : Exhibits, classes, and comedy/rock music mashup.

October 26, 2009