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Israeli books: A.B. Yehoshua’s The Extra features a child-free heroine

June 8, 2016

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“On the surface the new novel is about feminism and the right of women to choose not to bear children. But an underlying theme is whether liberal nationalism is an oxymoron, whether the rights of the individual (the essence of liberalism) can be reconciled with the needs of the nation.” — from my New York […]

Jewish books: Gyorgy Spiro’s Captivity portrays First Century Roman Jewry

December 31, 2015

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  My review of Captivity by György Spiró appears in New York Journal of Books. Read that review first. Additional remarks that appeared in a different and now defunct publication begin with the next paragraph. Jewish books: Gyorgy Spiro’s Captivity portrays First Century Roman Jewry Was there ever an era like the current one when Jews […]