Reading David Foster Wallace Led Me Back to Studying the Talmud

The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.

How Ex-Frum Memoirs Became New York Publishing’s Hottest New Trend

A spate of new books tells the stories of men and women who leave ultra-Orthodoxy for risky, rewarding, bewildering everyday life

On “Jewish” Writing

Starting a conversation about Jewish fiction

What To Do in 5773

Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year

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.

Sundown: Poll Shows Jews Moving to GOP

Plus Wexler on the problem of building on swappable land, and more

Shalom Auslander Event Wednesday

Tablet co-sponsoring book reading at San Francisco JCC

Hope Less

In Shalom Auslander’s new novel, the protagonist tries to wean himself of optimism while doing battle with the freeloader in his attic: Anne Frank

Outsiders

Lost Books

Sundown: Occupy Kaddish

Plus Iran’s missiles, Jordanian intrigue, and more

Sundown: Ross Is Leaving Administration

Plus Kreayshawn, Arrington, and other Jews you may know of

Sorry God

It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.

Nothing To Be Done

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Literally following your dreams, ‘Bonanza,’ and more

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Fighting information warfare, Auslander vs. Jews, and more

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