Ruby Namdar's novel, The Ruined House, won the Sapir Prize, Israel's top literary honor. It was published in English by HarperCollins in November of 2017.
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How Philip Roth Made a Jewish American Writer of Me

Growing up in Israel, I had very clear ideas on what Jewish culture was supposed to mean. And then I read ‘Portnoy’s Complaint.’

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Mordechai: Snoop, Loafer, Busybody, Savior

The righteous hero’s superpower just might’ve been his gift for gossip

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An Ode to David Grossman

The author just won the Israel Prize for his lifetime achievement in literature. But the story of his life is one of downfall.

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How Tisha B’Av Invented the Jews

Why we owe our sensibility, our neurosis, and our sense of peoplehood to that one fateful day millennia ago

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