Erika Dreifus is a writer and editor in New York and the author of Quiet Americans: Stories. Visit her website and follow her on Twitter, where she tweets on “matters bookish and/or Jewish.”
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The New York Times Got Their Israel Reading List All Wrong. Here’s a Better One.

Forget Waldman and Chabon and try Castel-Bloom, Feuerman, and Gavron instead

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Gallery Show by Hadar Goldin, IDF Soldier Kidnapped and Killed by Hamas, Opens in Brooklyn

Colorful works underscore the tragedy of a life cut short and a family’s ongoing agony

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The Story of Ruth, in Three Poems

Poetry for Shavuot, when we read about Ruth, a Moabite woman considered to be the first convert to Judaism

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Mourning Is Complicated

When Alan Rickman died, social media blew up with mini lamentations for the widely beloved actor. But the moment produced great ambivalence within me.

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Immigrant Story: The Value of Anzia Yezierska’s ‘Bread Givers’

At New York’s Tenement Museum, panelists discussed the still-relevant meaning of Yezierska’s novel about an immigrant Jewish family on the Lower East Side

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