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2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism

Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Jewish Cultures of the World): Sarah Bunin Benor.

In this marvelous debut collection, Nadler gives us seven stories replete with memorable characters and expertly crafted plots.

I have grown to LOVE short story collections ever since I first read Jhumpa Lahiri.

Joseph Skibell

Joseph Skibell / A Curable Romantic

"Jews are known for asking questions. From the Four Questions in the Passover Hag­gadah to the Jewish teaching style, questions have an important role in the histories of Jews from all corners of the Diaspora and are also a distinctive feature of Israeli culture."

"Jews are known for asking questions. From the Four Questions in the Passover Hag­gadah to the Jewish teaching style, questions have an important role in the histories of Jews from all corners of the Diaspora and are also a distinctive feature of Israeli culture."

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition by Marni Davis

Marni Davis, author of "Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition", discusses archival research, her junior year of high school, and her writing goals.

Marni Davis, author of "Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition", discusses archival research, her junior year of high school, and her writing goals.

Ben Lerner on not writing a conventional novel | Leaving the Atocha Station

Ben Lerner on not writing a conventional novel

Henry David Thoreau spoke of men who lead lives of quiet desperation. Motti, the protagonist of this bleak novel, is one of them.

The first living being to orbit the Earth: Laika, the terrier-turned-cosmonaut who was literally picked up off the street in Moscow to become

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: The Aleppo Codex: The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism

After the bar exam, the first book that I wanted to read from my growing list of "Books to Read" was The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern J

“Write what you know.” Solid advice for young writers who wish to flourish in an increasingly uncertain publishing industry.

The People of Forever are Not Afraid, Shani Boianjiu (September This novel, about the life of three teenage girls in the Israeli Defense Forces, is being billed as The Things They Carried meets Mean Girl

Julie Orringer

The Invisible Bridge - Julie Orringer. A novel of Jewish families caught up in the machinations of World War II and their struggles to not only survive but stay together. Orringer keeps the reader turning page after page with anticipation.

Allison Amend

Allison Amend's first novel, Stations West, is now available.

Sami Rohr #Prize Finalist Sarah Bunin Benor discusses her new projects, offers five great book recommendations, and reveals where and how she first decided to be a writer.

Sami Rohr Finalist Sarah Bunin Benor discusses her new projects, offers five great book recommendations, and reveals where and how she first decided to be a writer.

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible

Interested in an intimate dinner and conversation with Matti Friedman, author of "The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible"?