Today in Tablet Magazine, Etgar Keret reveals his strategy for extricating himself from telemarketing calls. Samantha M. Shapiro interviews Elie Kaunfer, who is at the forefront of the independent (that is, nondenominational) minyan movement. Joshua Cohen reviews the recently republished novella Union Jack, by masterful Hungarian Jewish writer Imre Kertész. In his weekly haftorah column, Liel Leibovitz notes the good and not-so-good consequences of “the special spiritual connection between Jews and their buildings.” He might have added: and to their blogs, such as The Scroll.
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