Art and Torah
Temima ShulmanSep 01, 2011
IN Talia Carners newest novel, Jerusalem Maiden, Esther Kaminsky, a young teenage girl growing up in the old world neighborhood of Meah Shearim at the turn of the last...
Fiction portends pain, recreates home
Temima ShulmanJan 27, 2011
IT is hard to know what kind of story David Grossman would have written in his newest novel, To the End of the Land, if his own son Uri wouldnt […]
The world to come
Temima ShulmanNov 25, 2010
WITH all the hoopla surrounding Dara Horns newest novel All Other Nights, I thought I would take a look back at some of her previous work, specifically, The World to...
Wherever you go
Temima ShulmanSep 02, 2010
IN her first novel, Wherever You Go, Joan Leegant attempts to address an aspect of Jewish contemporary life American religious Judaism and extremism in Israel that...
Temima ShulmanJul 15, 2010
I NEVER thought much about Bombay, India, until I read Thrity Umrigars most recent novel, The Space Between Us. When I was done, I couldnt help but realize that...
My before and after life
Temima ShulmanMay 06, 2010
IN her second novel, My Before and After Life (St. Martins Press), Risa Miller tackles the intellectual and emotional challenges of faith when she creates a plot of...
Israeli, and Israel, coming of age
Temima ShulmanJan 28, 2010
ISRAELI writer Haim Sabatos newest novel, From the Four Winds creates a multi-textured story of survival and renewal based on families carried to Israel from the...
Who is a ‘good person?’
Temima ShulmanNov 26, 2009
SARAHS Key is a novel about Sarah, a 10 year old girl, caught in the VeldHiv roundup in Paris during the summer of 1942. It is also the story of […]
Genesis: the first principles of Judaism
Temima ShulmanOct 29, 2009
IF you were looking for something new on the Torah as the reading cycle starts up again, may I suggest Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Covenant and Conversation, a weekly reading...
How long does a Holocaust debt live on?
Temima ShulmanJul 23, 2009
IN her novel, The Pages in Between, Erin Einhorn brings Holocaust novel writing into a new era. She deals with the unexpected relationship between survivors and their...