Dara Horn is the award-winning author of four novels, most recently A Guide for the Perplexed.
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The Magic Mountain of Yiddish

Jacob Glatstein’s 1930s Yiddish novel ‘Homecoming at Twilight’ foresaw the coming doom

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Winter Wonderland

Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever’s 1936 work ‘Siberia’ magically upends a litany of misery for him and his people

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Why Yiddish is Funny

As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler

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Can Agnon’s Goat Speak English?

Reading the great Hebrew writer in Toby Press’ translation to English, 50 years after his Nobel prize, brings his layered simplicity to a new and deserving audience

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Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl (1946)

The shrink of Auschwitz

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The Family Mashber, Der Nister (1939)

Who needs Tolstoy?

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The Rescuer

Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?

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Repeat Performances

What Jewish rituals and Judaism share with Civil War reenactment and Southern culture

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