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Howard Jacobson

WATCH: Is It Anti-Zionism Or Anti-Semitism?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

One doesn't spend a quarter-century working in the American academy without coming across all manner of opinionated, irrational and overheated types. None more so than those whose out-of-class activism consists of lambasting the State of Israel.

The Guardian Picks The 5 Best Lines From The Year's Best Books

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"A precocious anarchist, at 13 Sherman told me he was going to strip naked, except for a skullcap and an attaché case, then stump into Grodzinski's, ...

Hanukkah Matters

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

On Wednesday morning, as the Jews of America prepared for the beginning of the holiday that evening, the New York Times published a rant against Hanukkah. Jews reacted with puzzlement, dismay and not a little anger.

Easy Reader: Howard Jacobson's Novel Takes the Prize

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Curiously and hilariously, the protagonist, Julian Treslove is not Jewish. Julian only wishes he were Jewish and for most of the narrative's duration set outs to do everything in his power to embrace Judaism.

Why Do Writers Like Ping Pong?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In November, It Books will publish "Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes our World" by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz. The ping...

Booker Winner 'Finkler Question' Reviewed By Ron Charles

washingtonpost.com | Ron Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although there is a plot, "The Finkler Question" is really a series of tragicomic meditations on one of humanity's most tenacious expressions of malic...

Booker Prize Betting Suspended

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bookmaker's spokesperson David Williams said £15,000-worth of bets were placed on "C" on Wednesday morning, completely outstripping all earlier b...

Literary Prize

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jacobson should not win because he has played up to the vague notions of the reviewers and judges and flattered them into thinking that, in The Finkle...