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Animal Planet

Yann Martel’s new novel features a donkey, a monkey, taxidermy, and a Holocaust allegory

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 7, Part 1

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

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 3

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

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 2

Bernie’s bookishness makes the Temple librarian suspicious

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 6, Part 1

Hungry for knowledge, Bernie brushes up on his Yiddish

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 5, Part 3

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

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 5, Part 2

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

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 5, Part 1

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

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 5

The Karps reckon with the absence in their freezer

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 4

A foul-tasting meal leads to some meaty questions

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 3

While taking a shortcut home, Jocheved encounters some trouble

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 2

It’s not only Jocheved’s wares that draw notice—her looks do, too

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 4, Part 1

Her business flourishing, Jocheved gets generous

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 3, Part 5

Jocheved sets up a snow-cone business

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 3, Part 4

Wanted by the authorities, the twins head off to the Promised Land

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 3, Part 3

As Salo daydreams, his sons whisper of revolution

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 3, Part 2

Basha Puah evinces a talent for business—and for childbearing

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 2, Part 5

Salo trades his horse for a foul-mouthed Jewess

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 2, Part 4

Though weak with hunger, Salo takes a stand

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 2, Part 3

Freshly thawed, the rabbi is greeted with some reality TV

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 2, Part 2

After a severe summer storm, Bernie hears some knocking

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 2, Part 1

Salo hitches the frozen rabbi to an old nag and takes his leave

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 1, Part 5

After a brutal pogrom tears through town, Salo discovers that he has been made an orphan

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 1, Part 4

Boibicz enjoys a good old-fashioned pogrom

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 1, Part 3

What’s the best way to thaw a holy man?

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 1, Part 2

As pond waters deepen, so too does our mystery

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Man Out of Time

Discussing ‘The Frozen Rabbi’ with author Steve Stern, who’s stuck in the Jewish past

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The Frozen Rabbi

In the first installment of our serialized novel, a hot-blooded teenager makes an icy discovery

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The Frozen Rabbi

A serialized novel by Steve Stern with illustrations by Paul Rogers

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