The lesson in the Chabon Affair: Reform Judaism is all about sociology, not ideology
In his commencement address at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, the author exhorts the class of 2018, the Jewish leaders of the future, to knock down the walls
Rokhl’s Golden City: Traveling in the land of living ghosts
A new anthology, edited by Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon, inadvertently and correctly argues that coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians is an illusion.
‘Israel’ writer Daniel Gordis, novelist Michael Chabon, poet Stanley Moss, and children’s author Deborah Levy are among this year’s honorees
The new Moonglow is a novel in the form of a memoir, a superhero comic in the form of prose, and a paean to the fading Greatest Generation
A short story by Michael Chabon
‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’
‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise
The global love for Jewish caricatures endures
Michael Chabon’s new novel Telegraph Avenue is typically stylish, but overwritten
It may not be as well-defined as Black Twitter, but there’s now a distinct community of Jewish tweeters with a shared sensibility and set of concerns
Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?
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Food pairings for Nextbook Press books
Why a growing number of today’s young Jewish fiction writers—including two of the finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize being awarded tonight—are grounding their novels in scholarly research
In Leeches, a novel by the Serbian Jewish writer David Albahari, Belgrade plays home to nationalists, anti-Semites, and kabbalistic puzzles
Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more
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