Posts Tagged: jews

The Burden of Teachable Moments

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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.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Steve Stern

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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.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Song in the Subjunctive

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

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The Rumpus Interview with Gina Nahai

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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.

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A Funny Book About Genocide

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“I’d been thinking about writing a book on genocide for some time, but the project really kicked off about a year-and-a-half ago, around the time my wife told me she was pregnant with our second child. Naturally, I thought about the Holocaust. It wasn’t a morbid thought, or at least it didn’t seem so to […]

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Morning Coffee

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In 1924 the Navy was ordered to listen for martians. The Italian Futurist pasta sauna. You’ve probably seen things like this a million times, but damn it sometimes you just want to look at pictures of Parisian signage. Let’s all hear it for the space elevator! Who is a jew?

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Morning Coffee

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Life falling short in the “technical drawings of german zeppelins” department? You’re welcome. Don’t pee on airplanes! Photomicrography. NY Times on kosher elevators and other elements of 21st century Orthodox Judaism. Ice Bergs make their own art.

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Morning Coffee

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The world’s largest cache of 2,000-year old Jewish rebel coins found in cave. (via @marklamster) “Elegant women are very rare.” Iran’s first electric vehicle. Parisian pop-up restaurant. Even more old coins found buried in an English field. (also via @marklamster) Seed news of the week: on Swine Flu, the demotion of Pluto, and the perfect Bowie […]

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