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‘Ex-Frum’ vs. ‘Datlash:’ Two Very Different Literary Genres

How a Hebrew acronym gives formerly religious Israeli writers more freedom

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Diagnosis Is Not Death

Two new memoirs, Memoir of a Debulked Woman and Fierce Joy, offer inspiring models for coping with illness

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Bookends

How serious is our society’s literacy problem? Unless we commit to being serious readers of a shared canon, we might as well stop reading altogether.

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Up With Pessimism!

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

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In the Rearview

Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident

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Eat, Pray, Love Your Brother

The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong

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Madoff Had Affair With Hadassah CFO

She testified against him

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Aleph Vet

A glimpse inside the world of Vietnam’s Jewish GIs

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Third Life

For Jakov Lind, reinvention was the heart of fiction

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