David Bezmozgis’s second feature film ‘Natasha’ is a coming-of-age, Russian-Jewish immigrant story set in Toronto
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
New novel ‘The Betrayers’ boldly places at its center the most famous refusenik and all he represents for Soviet Jewry
Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust
The Free World, David Bezmozgis’ novel about a family of Soviet émigrés stuck in Rome waiting for visas to North America, explores the joys—and costs—of newfound liberty
Italian sojourns: from medieval kabbalists to 20th-century refugees
With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction
Including one The Scroll stupidly left out!
How nine fiction writers handled the theme of the seventh day
Celebrating Hanukkah—and my grandfather’s birthday—whether behind drawn curtains in Latvia or openly in Canada
What happens when the writer you admire most becomes your friend?
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