For Magris, Jewish tradition is “something that, despite all the damage, is not really damaged. This strength fascinates me.”
Garfunkel reveals things that — while the reader might recognize them as mortal and oh-so-human — should nevertheless not be shared
Arthur Janov, who died on Sunday October 1 aged 93, was the creator of the now largely-ignored psychotherapeutic system, Primal Scream Therapy. A dramatic psychic system, it captured the imagination of John Lennon in the 1970s and Tears for Fears in the 1980s.
Manhattan has gentrified over the decades during which Chast, a longtime New Yorker cartoonist, has observed it.
“This past year a special person helped me connect to my Judaism in a new way, beyond bagels and sample sales and crushing guilt.”
Within most Hasidic courts, little weight is given to a potential rebbe’s character traits. The more important quality speaks to a tribal interest.6
To keep the Days of Awe from becoming the Days of Yawn, many Jews bring books to synagogue.
“The two audacities in the book for me, [are] the eroticism of marriage, and talking about ambition.”
“One of the novel’s principal characters, known only as the General, is clearly modeled on former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon.
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