Posts Tagged: jews

The Burden of Teachable Moments


My voice begins to crack so I clear my throat. I look at each one of the girls one by one. The heat in me rises. My skin feels like the Texas pavement in July. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Steve Stern


The Rumpus Book Club chats with Steve Stern about his new novel The Pinch, about what it means for Jews to be "people of the book," and how fiction and history can be entwined in entertaining and challenging ways. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Song in the Subjunctive


Perhaps the city looked more poignantly lovely because I was conscious of its tragic history. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Gina Nahai


Gina Nahai talks about her fifth novel, The Luminous Heart of Jonah S., Iran and Los Angeles, and the possibility of a long-sought-after peace in the Middle East. ...more

“sharpening our tongues for a chance at real life”


“If “all the world’s a stage,” then the internet is where we rehearse our lines, sharpening our tongues for a chance at real life.”

Jimmy Chen over at GIANT takes a look at a chat roulette meeting between a Neo-Nazi and someone with an Israeli flag on their wall — a meeting that ended in a thumbs up — and wonders at the unreality of the online characters we create.