Less Interesting Jewish Books

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Roth Ain’t Quitting Yet

Fresh off Booker win, novelist honored with discussion of his latest

Roth Wins British Prize Amid Controversy

The first American and Jew to win international award is lambasted by one judge

Paddle Tale

In The Mighty Walzer, Howard Jacobson serves up not just the greatest ping-pong novel ever written but a rollicking portrait of mid-century Jewish Manchester

Daybreak: Disunity

Plus, Man Booker International finalists are announced, and more in the news

The Plot for America: Remembering Civil Rights Leader Joachim Prinz

The influential Newark rabbi was a confidante of Martin Luther King, but he’s been all but ignored by history

There She Is

There hasn’t been a Jewish Miss America since Bess Meyerson in 1945. With Loren Galler Rabinowitz set to compete for her crown Saturday, a writer considers the legacy of a Jewish queen of femininity.

Time Traveling in the Weddings Section

Do they make ‘em like they used to?

Hawaiian Makes Aliya

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Twilight

The end of the Cold War, argues French writer Marc Weitzmann, was more significant to U.S. foreign policy than the attacks of Sept. 11

Meet Michelle Goldberg

Author of our newest column, The Diasporist

Jews Who Booze

Match a drink to a novelist

Paper Mate

Janis Bellow reflects on her late husband’s letter-writing habits, his feelings about his legacy, and what it was like to read over his old love letters

The Gallivanting Spatula

Words Jews use

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