The Frozen Rabbi: Week 7, Part 1

Over the TV's din, Eliezer describes the kabbalah's Tree of Life

On the Bookshelf

New fiction from Israel

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 3

With great reluctance, the rabbi turns away from the TV and toward his eager protégé

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 2

Bernie’s bookishness makes the Temple librarian suspicious

The Earthly Dreamer

Poet Edward Hirsch and the dignity of everyday existence

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 1

Hungry for knowledge, Bernie brushes up on his Yiddish

Flight of Fancy

In The Escape, Adam Thirlwell grapples with Jewishness, carnality, and the essence of fiction

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 5, Part 3

Some six decades after the fact, the rabbi learns about Kristallnacht

No Prize

A new biography charts Joseph Pulitzer’s path from immigrant cub reporter to newspaper magnate and boss from hell

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 5, Part 2

The rabbi's rebirth seemed to awaken something in Bernie, too

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 5, Part 1

While Bernie starts learning the laws of kashrut, the rabbi develops a taste for treyf

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 5

The Karps reckon with the absence in their freezer

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 4

A foul-tasting meal leads to some meaty questions

The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 3

While taking a shortcut home, Jocheved encounters some trouble

Exodus ’56

A novel examines the parallel dislocations of Hungarian and Egyptian immigrants to Israel

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