Rodger Kamenetz, founding director of the Jewish studies program at Louisiana State University, is the author of Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka as well as The Jew in the Lotus, The History of Last Night’s Dream, and seven other books of poetry and prose.

After the Exodus

Rosh Hashanah in New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina


Kafka on the Gulf

A New Orleans resident reflects on how the Czech master prepared him for the oil spill

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