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Nathan Englander

'All Artists Are Activists'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

This week, the Public Theater in New York played host to an impressive group of artists and writers including Salman Rushdie and Carl Bernstein. "Thou...

Stage Door: The Twenty-Seventh Man, Annie

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Literature and memory are essential to a culture's survival. For Jews, that literature is Yiddish -- 26 of its greatest writers and poets were murdered in a 1952 Stalinist purge. As Zunser (Ron Rifkin) explains to his four jailed comrades: "We are all here because of the fifth line on the form: Jewish."

A Magical Evening: Etgar Keret at the JCC

Sean Carman | Posted 07.08.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

Etgar Keret has a gift for recognizing the absurdities in life and translating them into fiction. It's amazing how he does it.

Jonathan Safran Foer's New American Haggadah: Extremely Similar and Incredibly the Same.

Tom Teicholz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Tom Teicholz

On the face of it, Foer seems a brilliant choice to commission and compile a New American Haggadah.The result is neither new nor particularly American -- it is as if he wrestled with the Haggadah, like Jacob wrestled with the angel, and the Haggadah won, repeatedly.

Jonathan Safran Foer On His Newest Project

Jonathan Safran Foer | Posted 05.22.2012 | Books
Jonathan Safran Foer

Jews have a special relationship to books, and the Haggadah -- the user's manual for the Passover seder -- has been translated more widely, and reprinted more often, than any other Jewish book. Everywhere there have been Jews, there have been new Haggadahs.

WATCH: Colbert's Passover Questions For Jonathan Safran Foer

Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

Translated by Nathan Englander, with commentaries by Lemony Snicket and Jeffrey Goldberg, the New American Haggadah sets itself apart from the 7,000 e...

Why We're So Obsessed With Nazis

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 04.25.2012 | Books
Andromeda Romano-Lax

When I decided to write a new novel about a fictional, young art curator who works at 45 Brienner Strasse (Nazi Headquarters), my normally supportive husband said, "You can't write that." What he meant was that I shouldn't paint a sympathetic portrait that might excuse Nazi behavior.