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Reviewed: “The Road” By Vasily Grossman

Reviewed: “The Road” By Vasily Grossman
By November 15, 2010

Inspired by Chekhov and admired by greats like Pushkin and Babel, Grossman’s work could almost be mistaken as an influence post-World War 2 nonfiction luminaries like Joan Didion and Norman Mailer — if only his work would had been translated earlier. Read More

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General Jews & Assembled Lions: What You Didn’t Miss In New Orleans

General Jews & Assembled Lions: What You Didn’t Miss In New Orleans
By November 11, 2010

Since these protesters, protest-lovers, and grouches have already filled you in on the pronouncements, arguments, and hours of service, I thought I’d try to give you a different angle in. Read More

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Controlling The Media 101: Deborah Kolben Of Kveller.com

Controlling The Media 101: Deborah Kolben Of Kveller.com
By November 9, 2010

The first of our new series, “Controlling the Media 101″ features Deborah Kolben of Jewish parenting site Kveller.com Read More

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FFJD: Hooking Up With The Family Friend

FFJD: Hooking Up With The Family Friend
By November 8, 2010

I can’t even really begin to summarize this story, but I will say this – this could happen to you, FFJD reader, but you really can’t make this drek up. My family friend sent me a Facebook message at the … Read More

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Post-Biblical Art-Pop + England + Sweden = Love: A Girls In Trouble Tour Diary

Post-Biblical Art-Pop + England + Sweden = Love: A Girls In Trouble Tour Diary
By November 4, 2010

Alicia Jo Rabins shares her recollections of the Girls In Trouble tour across Europe. Swedish is spoken and good times are had. Read More

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FFJD: A Date with Jon Stewart.

FFJD: A Date with Jon Stewart.
By November 1, 2010

I was innocuously poking around on JDate when I got an IM from the user TRUTHY4U. At first I thought it was a joke – he was very clearly, at47, far and beyond out of my age range. I thought that … Read More

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Mapping The Network Of Jewish Websites

Mapping The Network Of Jewish Websites
By October 29, 2010

The following piece by Ari Y. Kelman, Professor of American Studies and Director of the Graduate Group in the Study of Religion at UC Davis, is an excerpt from a soon to be published study entitled “Reality of the Virtual: … Read More

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Why Study Young Jewish Leaders? An Introduction.

Why Study Young Jewish Leaders?  An Introduction.
By October 28, 2010

At the first planning meeting for a new project examining Jewish leaders in their twenties and thirties, Shaul Kelner, himself a young-ish  sociologist, threw down the gauntlet: “Maybe we ought to study older leaders to find out why they are so … Read More

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