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Jewish Literature

When a Nice Jewish Author Reads a Christian Novel

Amy Sue Nathan | Posted 05.12.2013 | Books
Amy Sue Nathan

I'm not suggesting every Jewish person read a novel published by a Christian publisher, but I am thinking if you see or hear of a book of any kind that is a little outside your ordinary, try it. You might find it's something very familiar.

Another View: Timeless Conflict in the Middle East

Diane Eagle Kataoka | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts
Diane Eagle Kataoka

Despite the author's bias, The Haj provides an insight about the Middle East. Indeed, Uris considered his book, published in 1984, to be a warning of what could happen.

'Moving Waters': Racelle Rosett's Spiritual Short Story Collection

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Judy Bolton-Fasman

In a recent interview with the Sisterhood, Rosett discussed her new collection of literary fiction and explained how this latest chapter in her writing life has reflected a deep examination of her Judaism.

WATCH: 'Maus' Author On His Unconventional Masterpiece

Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts

In any retelling of an event as unspeakable as the Holocaust, much will be lost in translation. With Art Spiegelman's 'Maus,' the retelling is in the ...

It's Not The Illness That Stands To Destroy You

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

It was the summer of 1944 and with the world at war America's youth were not only endangered by the pitch of battle in Europe and the Pacific.

Russell Hoban: A Great American Writer

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lindsay Edmunds

If you think a Russell Hoban novel is not an easy read, you are correct. I've found the journeys worthwhile, though, because sometimes the unwordable does happen off the page. What a writer. What a gift.

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...

Dara Horn Comes to Scarsdale

Joanne Wallenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joanne Wallenstein

Calling Dara Horn an author is a misnomer. From the rabbi's introduction and her opening remarks it was clear that Horn could be called a theologian, a scholar, a professor and a mom.