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Fund to Assist Parents With Day School Tuition Set up In Sassoon Children Name

A fund to assist parents who cannot afford to pay day school tuition has been established in memory of the seven children who died in a Shabbat house fire in Brooklyn.

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A Work of Heartbreaking Genius and Erudition

In his new book, ‘Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas,’ critic and atheist Adam Kirsch quietly redefines the role of the American Jew.

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Ex-Hasidic Writers Go Off the Path and Onto the Page

People who leave the ultra-Orthodox world have become a social movement. And the stories of their transformations are now a rich literary genre, Ezra Glinter writes.

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Will the Real Sholem Aleichem Please Stand Up?

Is ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ a celebration of Sholem Aleichem, or a contamination of his legacy? Two new books examine the question from two very different perspectives.

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Canada Urged To Recognize Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands

A Canadian parliamentary committee called on the government to recognize the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

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A Uniquely Israeli Vision of the Afterlife

Despite the fact that Ofir Touche Gafla’s latest novel is an Israeli book, it does not touch directly on Israeli life. What it offers instead is a memorable vision of the afterlife.

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Portrait of the Publisher as a Young Renegade

‘Samuel Roth: Infamous Modernist’ features a notorious Jewish publisher Samuel Roth who went to jail twice and was reviled for publishing obscene work.

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She Was a Novelist, Chicago-Born

Born and raised in Chicago, where she lived until her death in 2001, Layle Silbert was best known as a photographer. But the posthumous publication of ‘Yudl’ reveals her talent as a fiction writer.

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Will We Ever Be Forgiven for the Holocaust?

At first glance, the question of whether Jews will ever be forgiven for the Holocaust may seem absurd. But author Howard Jacobson is serious — and says the answer is no.

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How I Learned Not To Be J.D. Salinger

Not every kid wanted to be Holden Caulfield. Sometimes associating yourself with him or Salinger, could be risky. The author of ‘The Salinger Contract’ explains.

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Unread Family Letters Open Window Onto Life on the Eve of the Holocaust

While reading old family letters, David Laskin discovers the legacy of his grandparents who chose not to help relatives stuck in Europe.

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Meet the Pope's Jewish Bookbinder

Meet Yehuda Miklaf, the Jerusalem-based bookbinder to the elite who has created custom book designs for George W. Bush and the Pope.

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In 'Like Dreamers' a Paratrooper from the 1967 War Dives Into the Settler Movement

The new book, ‘Like Dreamers,’ is about seven of the paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem during the Six Day War. The surprising directions they took after form the fabric of Israel’s recent history. Read an excerpt.

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Charles Bernstein Makes Lovely Cacophony in his Latest Collection

Charles Bernstein’s first collection of actual new poetry in seven years is a culmination of his ideas and here more than ever, the poet engages with his Jewishness.

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Netanyahu Sets Meeting With Peres To Request Extension in Forming Government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Shimon Peres to request an extension in forming a government.

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Ben Schrank and Joshua Furst Debate Judaism and Art

Two authors walk into a bar … and debate Judaism, Brooklyn, and their own paranoia. For Ben Schrank and Joshua Furst, there’s no better time and place to chat.

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What Has He Done To Deserve This?

In his dark, literate and startlingly compassionate memoir, James Lasdun explores being harassed by a former student whose writing he championed.

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‘Yip’ Harburg’s All-American Lyrics Came With a Heaping Helping of Yiddishkeit

Jewish lyricist E. Y. Harburg created both the tragic ‘Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?’ and the idealistic ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’

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Uncertain Future for Jews in French Provinces

French Jewry will always have Paris. But they face an uncertain future in provincial cities that have made crucial contributions to history.

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Left's Love-Hate Relationship With Zionism

First, the left fought against Zionism, then backed it. Robert Wistrich explains the complex relationship in comprehensive detail.

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