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Candy for Salome

Ep. 127: Israeli food personality Gil Hovav on his new memoir and historian Alan Robert Ginsberg on the lost 1925 film Salome of the Tenements

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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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The 13 Worst Jewish Fathers in Literature, From Abraham to Mr. Portnoy

They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.

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Big Bang

With Lionel Trilling and Robert Giroux cheerleading, Sam Astrachan had a stellar future. Then the glimmer faded.

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Words of Our Fathers

What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New

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