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Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Fellow Jews Amazon Ranking

Commandment 11: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Fellow Jews Amazon Ranking
By November 3, 2010

Everything was fine. Then I published a book. Not just any book. A book of Jewish cartoons. A book of Jewish humor. Although it’s just over a hundred pages between two pieces of cardboard, don’t tell me it’s not significant. … Read More

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Adam Levin Guest Posts On The Jewish Influence In The Instructions

Adam Levin Guest Posts On The Jewish Influence In <i>The Instructions</i>
By November 3, 2010

Post #2 by the author of the largest book of Jewish fiction to come out this year discusses the influence Judaism had on “The Instructions.” Read More

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Jewcy Reviews: Cut Throat Dog By Joshua Sobol

Jewcy Reviews: <i>Cut Throat Dog</I> By Joshua Sobol
By November 2, 2010

Published by Melville House, 2010 The very best crime novels sometimes ask the reader to make a lot of unreasonable compromises until the very second when all is finally revealed. A good mystery keeps you in the dark; keeps you … Read More

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Guest Post: Adam Levin, Author Of The Instructions

Guest Post: Adam Levin, Author Of <i>The Instructions</i>
By November 1, 2010

The chance to savor 1,000 + pages of a book that brings to mind a strange hybrid of David Foster Wallace and Philip Roth as an angsty Jewish kid in the Chicago suburbs, is one that we really suggest nobody miss out on. Adam Levin was the man who took up the challenge of writing that book, and he will be guest blogging for us over the next week. Read More

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Reform Jewish Movement Shows Off Wit And Literary Prowess When Dealing With Haitian Cholera Epidemic

Reform Jewish Movement Shows Off Wit And Literary Prowess When Dealing With Haitian Cholera Epidemic
By October 29, 2010

We might have to question the timing of their wit and reference to a Gabriel García Márquez novel in a recent press release to talk about the Jewish denominations help in the fight against the cholera epidemic in Haiti Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More

The Weekly Yiderati: William “Upski” Wimsatt, Melville House Turns Down Award, Myla Goldberg, David Rakoff and More
By October 28, 2010

Our weekly roundup of literary news includes the indie press Melville House turning down an award, Jonathan Franzen hanging with Obama, Myla Goldberg’s new book, David Rakoff’s voice, and so much more. Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Nicole Krauss

Jewcy Interviews: Nicole Krauss
By October 27, 2010

The National Book Award nominee in a very candid one on one conversation about writing, and her newest book, “Great House” Read More

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I Wanted to Hate Avi Steinberg Too

I Wanted to Hate Avi Steinberg Too
By October 20, 2010

I haven’t read The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian, but just like the guy who reviewed it for the New York Times, I wanted to not like Avi Steinberg also. According to Dwight Garner, the book “gets off to … Read More

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