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Literary Festival Draws Crowds, Stirs Drama

This week’s International Writers Festival in Jerusalem

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Hungarian Gold Train Stops for Good Americans, Bad Israelis in Ayelet Waldman’s New Novel

‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise

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#Jewish

It may not be as well-defined as Black Twitter, but there’s now a distinct community of Jewish tweeters with a shared sensibility and set of concerns

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Bye Bye, Baby

As children get older, they need more privacy—especially if their parents are writers. That’s why you won’t read much about my kids anymore.

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Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

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Sundown: Cabinet Grants Peace Now Request

Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more

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Playing Favorites

The Torah is full of stories of sibling rivalry, from Cain and Abel to Joseph and his brothers. But is the Bible an accurate representation of reality, or overstating the case?

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The Jewishness of the ‘Chinese Mother’

Controversial author’s daughters are being raised in their father’s faith

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On the Bookshelf

Funnymen, radicals, and a merry widow

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Blogorrhea

Why I don’t read mommyblogs

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Michael Chabon’s WASP Envy

Revealed in new book of essays

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Resolved

Rosh Hashanah resolutions from Matisyahu, Michael Showalter, Ayelet Waldman, and others

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The Mommy Wars

The missed opportunity behind the badge of bad mommyhood

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Madonna’s Triptych

Children’s storybooks drawn from tradition can get sanctimonious. Does a pop star do any better with the stories of the Baal Shem Tov?

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