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Book Review: Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen

July 11, 2017

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“Though Moving Kings is considerably shorter and more accessible—with less erudite but nonetheless stimulating vocabulary, similes, and fewer stream of consciousness run-on sentences—than Cohen’s previous novel Book of Numbers (also reviewed on NYJB) it, too, skillfully weaves descriptive character portraits and plot lines into a novel of ideas that addresses issues as diverse as capitalism, gentrification, army veterans, the […]

Jewish books: The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

September 12, 2014

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“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 […]

Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz in Between Friends

September 27, 2013

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Here is my New York Journal of Books review of Amos Oz‘s new book of short stories Between Friends. As I discuss in my examiner article, this book and his previous book of short stories reflect two distinct emotional reactions to capitalism’s defeat of socialism in Israeli society and its economy. Amos Oz

Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel | New York Journal of Books

August 8, 2013

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“David Ehrlich’s short stories, some of which describe the lives of both openly identified and closeted Israeli gay men, are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes both.” Read my review on New York Journal of Books and my additional remarks on examiner. Who Will Die Last author David Ehrlich

Judaica: Rube Goldberg like robotic Hanukkah menorah lighter

December 4, 2012

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  Technion students design a Rube Goldberg like devise that lights a hanukkiah.     via examiner.com  

Jewish books: Kin by Dror Burstein

November 20, 2012

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“Kinship is a central theme in Israeli writer Dror Burstein’s novel Kin, which is published today in Dalya Bilu’s English translation by Dalkey Archive Press. The book portrays the inner life of Yoel, a senior citizen, widower, and adoptive father who decides to find his adult son Emile’s biological parents and reunite him with them.” […]

Three Israel talks in Brooklyn – New York NY | Examiner.com

October 15, 2012

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via examiner.com Ambassador Oren’s will be the first of three talks in the next thirty days in Brooklyn synagogues about Israel by knowledgable speakers.