Monthly Archives: March 2010

Based on a “True” Story

In her last posts, Nora Rubel wrote about keeping kosher and “keeping Jewish” and Jewsteria Lane. She has been blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.
I love television, I love movies, and I read too (when I can squeeze in time between my regularly scheduled programming). Continue reading here.

Jewsteria Lane

In her last post, Nora Rubel wrote about keeping kosher and “keeping Jewish”. She will be blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.
I just published my first book, Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the Jewish American Imagination, a book which deals with contemporary tensions among American Jewry.  Continue reading here.

Not Kosher

Nora Rubel, author of the recently published Doubting the Devout: The Ultra-Orthodox in the Jewish American Imagination, will be blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.
I just finished rereading Elizabeth Ehrlich’s Miriam’s Kitchen for what feels like the umpteenth time. I assign this multi-layered memoir of a woman’s journey into the observance of kashrut for my class on religion and foodways. Continue reading here.

Updates on Israeli authors in NYC

Posted by Naomi Firestone

The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature is coming up April 26 to May 2, 2010 in NYC…continue reading here.

NYTimes Hearts Blooms of Darkness

Posted by Naomi Firestone
A great review of Aharon Appelfeld’s newest book…continue reading here.