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In “Scenes from Village Life” Amos Oz returns to short form fiction

October 28, 2011

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In an interview on last night’s Charlie Rose show Israeli writer Amos Oz discussed his latest book, Scenes from Village Life. In my New York Journal of Books review of the book I write: “Loneliness, lethargy, depression, and vague but unmistakable feelings of anxiety pervade most of the characters and the overall mood of the […]

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

September 1, 2011

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  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 […]

Davar Torah Shabbat Ra’eh

August 27, 2011

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  This morning I delivered a Davar Torah on Parashat Ra’eh, the weekly Torah portion, at Park Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn. My talk’s sources include Deuteronomy 11:26 -12:28, Max Vogelstein’s book “Fertile Soil: A Political History of Israel Under the Divided Kingdom,” and “A Homily on Political Messianism,” a blog post by my American-Israeli […]

NY Times: Ex-Mossad Chief Meir Dagan Sounds Alarms on Israel’s Leaders

June 3, 2011

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“It’s not the Iranians or the Palestinians who are keeping Dagan awake at night but Israel’s leadership,” asserted Ari Shavit on the front page of Friday’s Haaretz newspaper. “He does not trust the judgment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak… He is afraid that Israel’s isolation will cause its leaders to […]

A Palestinian call to engage with the Jewish question

June 2, 2011

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via 972mag.com Photo: Future president of Israel Chaim Weizmann and Emir Faisal of Greater Syria, 1918.  “We could continue to stick with what are considered the foundations of our perceptions of the self or the Jewish other. We could go on and call Zionism and Israel a considerable variety of names. But what we must to do […]

U.S. Jews must support Obama’s Mideast vision – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

May 24, 2011

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“The large Jewish peace camp in the United States must support the president and reject political activists who have turned Israel’s fate into a ball on America’s domestic political court.” via haaretz.com

Mel and Miriam Alexenberg: An oral history of a Jewish-American-Israeli marriage – New York NY

May 10, 2011

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Today is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and I’d like to mark the day by sharing an oral-history from The Jewish-American Marriage Oral History Project of a couple of Jewish New Yorkers and artists who throughout their half-century marriage have alternated their residence between Israel and the United States. I interviewed Petach Tikvah, Israel residents Mel […]