I rarely read fiction and almost never read collections of short stories, but I just finished a book of short stories by an author who was born to a Laotian family in a refugee camp in Thailand and grew up in Toronto. The book, “How to Pronounce Knife” by Souvankham Thammavongsa, made a real impression on me.
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(JTA) — You may know Michael Oren as a cable news commentator on Israel and the Middle East.
Born Bobby Zimmerman, the music icon began embracing evangelical Christianity in 1979, returning to Judaism several years later.
The blurb promoting the world premiere production of Robert Hawkes’ one-act “The Casual Tree Ward” reads:
Philip Roth, the author who shook up the norms and narrative of Jewish teens in a rapidly changing time in American society, died on May 22 at the age of 85.
British novelist Rose Tremain won Hadassah Magazine’s Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Jewish fiction for her novel “The Gustav Sonata.”