About Aaron Hamburger

Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy in Rome for his short story collection The View from Stalin's Head, published by Random House in March of 2004. His next book, a novel titled Faith for Beginners, was published (also by Random House) in October 2005 and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Poets and Writers, Details, Nerve, Time Out, and the Forward. He has won a fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundtion and first prize in the David J. Dornstein Contest for Young Jewish Writers. Currently he teaches at Columbia University.

Why Older Jews Have a Problem with Barack Obama

By February 27, 2008

Barack Obama has been the subject of some serious rumblings among Jews lately, so much so that in January a group of prominent Jewish leaders put out a letter condemning a “whispering campaign” against the Illinois Senator. But why are … Read More

My Crush On Catholicism

By August 8, 2007

Recently a lapsed Catholic friend confessed a serious case of religion envy—for the religion I happened to be born into. “I’ve always had a strong admiration for Judaism,” he told me. “If I had to choose any religion, it would … Read More

Scrap the Mechitza

By March 4, 2007

Two of my brothers recently started attending Orthodox synagogues where mechitzas divide men from women, ostensibly to eliminate improper thoughts in shul. As a gay man, I never know where to sit. Seating me with a bunch of men is … Read More