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On the Indelible Scholarship of M.H. Abrams

Remembering the work of the great critic, editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, who died on Tuesday

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My Jewish Feminism: A Memoir

The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes

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The End of American Jewish Literature, Again

What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?

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Joshua Ferris Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

Former winner Howard Jacobson also in the running for literary award

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The Man Who Loves Women

Having brought author Clarice Lispector back into the public eye, biographer Ben Moser turns to Susan Sontag

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Joshua Ferris Longlisted for Man Booker Prize

In To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, an atheist dentist seeks Jewish community

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New Jewish Publishing House To Launch in 2015

Fig Tree Books promises novels, short stories, and out-of-print classics

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The Hidden One of N.J.: Why Dara Horn Is the Best of the New Breed of Jewish Novelists

Her fourth novel, ‘A Guide for the Perplexed,’ reanimates the past without falling into the traps of ‘Shtetlworld’ nostalgia

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TV Is for Dummies

Stop comparing television shows to great novels. They’ll never be as good.

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Hebrew U. Embraces English

A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions

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Harold Bloom Is God

A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic

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Children’s Books

Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust

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The Non-Belonger

Alfred Kazin brought out the Jew in Emerson, the mystic in sex, and the terrible beauty in community. There’s no better guide for the “social me” age.

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Force of Life

As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.

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A Cut Above

Orly Castel-Bloom’s Dolly City is the most important Israeli novel of the last four decades

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Up With Pessimism!

David Rakoff makes the case for an un-American approach to living

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 5

In our final installment, Bernie tastes both disillusionment and the sublime

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 4

Peering from behind a curtain, Bernie sees the rabbi in action

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 3

Upon entering the rabbi's enlightenment center, Bernie is taken aback

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 2

Unable to fully master his newfound skills, Bernie visits Rabbi Eliezer at his workplace

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 10, Part 1

Abandoned by his mentor, Bernie falls back on old habits

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 5

Overcoming his native skepticism, Mr. Karp accepts the rabbi’s offer

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 4

After sensing a business opportunity, the rabbi asks Mr. Karp to be his backer

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 3

In his three-day walkabout, the rabbi gets a taste of American excess

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 2

When a thief offers Pisgat some contraband beluga, Max senses an opportunity

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 9, Part 1

Sensing an opportunity, Pisgat is slow to release the rabbi

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 5

The new Jocheved goes to retrieve the family’s well-chilled heirloom

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 4

The handmaiden gives Jocheved a (pretty radical) makeover

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 3

Finally on the mend, Jocheved makes her first outing—to her mother's funeral

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The Frozen Rabbi: Week 8, Part 2

When you go, Basha Puah says, be sure to take the rabbi with you