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The Russification of Jewish-American Fiction

The Russification of Jewish-American Fiction
By April 1, 2008

What would our Passover Seders have been like without our unfortunate brethren suffering under the Soviet yoke? “In every generation,” our Haggadahs insisted, “we must think and feel as if we had personally come out of Egypt.” But it was … Read More

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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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Street Seders for the Global Climate Crisis

Street Seders for the Global Climate Crisis
By April 1, 2008

This year, Passover converges with Earth Day. And it does so at a time when the global climate crisis can no longer be ignored, calling for us to take bold action. Taking inspiration from “street theater,” we propose holding “street … 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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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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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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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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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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