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Life-altering illness leads author to write fictionBack in 2004, Mireille Silcoff was a sought-after journalist living a peripatetic life as founding editor of Guilt & Pleasure Quarterly, a...read more...
The great inventors return, in farce and darknessLéon Theremin’s name does not yet have the cachet of his inventor compatriot Nikola Tesla, whose moniker sits curb-side these days on...read more...
Latest David Liss novel takes place in Inquisition-era PortugalThe plot of David Liss’ latest novel, The Day of Atonement, centres upon a nearly impossible, usually unreachable, human task.  “I...read more...
Le Regard sur les Juifs de Denise BombardierLe magnifique Dictionnaire amoureux du Québec de la réputée journaliste et écrivaine québécoise Denise...read more...
Post-apocalyptic tale depicts a dystopian societyMax Glickman, the fictional Jewish cartoonist who is the narrator of Howard Jacobson’s 2006 novel Kalooki Nights, freely admits that he views...read more...
Continuing the tradition of engaging with MaimonidesIf we did not have good evidence that there was only one man named Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides or Rambam, 1138-1204), it would be tempting to...read more...
Singing at the Café Sztuka: Vera Gran’s postwar trialsCafés and nightclubs attain special resonance in times of great artistic or historical ferment. Jean-Paul Sartre’s Les Deux Magots...read more...
Catherine Gildiner is an artful storytellerIt’s a shame that in the preface to Coming Ashore, author Catherine Gildiner tells the reader that this, the third volume of her memoirs, will...read more...
A magic carpet ride in timeHenna House casts a spell.  Through vividly described images, powerful, evocative tugs upon the senses and a narrative that is brazen and tender...read more...
Sephardi chief rabbi was one of Israel's most influential, author saysFollowing a relationship with the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that spanned almost a decade and included six years of diligent research, Yehuda Azoulay...read more...

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