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Epicure on Rye – A Profile of Gary Shteyngart

Epicure on Rye – A Profile of Gary Shteyngart
By April 1, 2008

A compatriot of mine once said of Russian foreign policy that it was a riddle wrapped in an enigma cloaked in a mystery. Gary Shteyngart (himself a product of Russian policy), is an epicure wrapped in a best-selling novelist, cloaked … Read More

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Shoah Madness

Shoah Madness
By April 1, 2008

Translation is not the simple act of looking a word up in a dictionary. Cultural connotation and context are often crucial to understanding a translation that might have a very different meaning from the one intended. Such is the case … Read More

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Shoah Madness

Shoah Madness
By April 1, 2008

Translation is not the simple act of looking a word up in a dictionary. Cultural connotation and context are often crucial to understanding a translation that might have a very different meaning from the one intended. Such is the case … Read More

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Sick Enough for Religion

Sick Enough for Religion
By April 1, 2008

One should note that Joseph often cried. In fact there are no less that eight references in the Torah to him doing so. One who has suffered greatly in bad times will cry easily even in good times. The brothers, … Read More

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Sick Enough for Religion

Sick Enough for Religion
By April 1, 2008

One should note that Joseph often cried. In fact there are no less that eight references in the Torah to him doing so. One who has suffered greatly in bad times will cry easily even in good times. The brothers, … Read More

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The Bank Teller’s Game

The Bank Teller’s Game
By April 1, 2008

Called by Library Journal “one of the most important writers working today,” Michael Brodsky is very much a writer for an idealized tomorrow. He was born in the Bronx in 1951, and lives in the seclusion nearest to Manhattan, namely … Read More

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The Bank Teller’s Game

The Bank Teller’s Game
By April 1, 2008

Called by Library Journal “one of the most important writers working today,” Michael Brodsky is very much a writer for an idealized tomorrow. He was born in the Bronx in 1951, and lives in the seclusion nearest to Manhattan, namely … Read More

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The Mystery of Jewish and Aryan Chess

The Mystery of Jewish and Aryan Chess
By April 1, 2008

Writer Alex Epstein’s enigmatic short fiction has been hailed by Israeli critics as reminiscent of Borges and Kafka. Certainly, many of his stories can be read as ironic, philosophical parables. The following story reveals Epstein’s concern with the history of … Read More

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