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Philip Roth And His Jewish People

10/11/2016 - 11:44

(RNS) Philip Roth, my pick as America’s greatest living author, publicly announced three years ago at age 80 that he would do no more writing. That’s a shame because the Newark, N.J.-born Roth is today more popular than ever. Indeed, two of his many superb novels — “Indignation” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “American Pastoral”– are critically acclaimed 2016 films.

Author Philip Roth poses in New York City on Sept. 15, 2010. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Eric Thayer

On the Jewish Mount Rushmore, Would Ulysses S. Grant Make it?

Do you ever wonder what, one hundred years from now, historians will make of Obama’s record?  And how about something more specific: his record with Jews?  I do.  But reading Jenna Weissman Joselit’s review of a new book on Ulysses S.

Is The Jewish People Better Off Today Than It Was A Year Ago?

12/26/2011 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

If you’re an optimist and were asked to name three of the most significant Jewish events of the past 12 months, you might cite the release and emotional homecoming of Gilad Shalit after more than five years in captivity; the protest movement that spread across the Arab world, signaling an end or challenge to autocratic rule and a push for democracy; and a Jerusalem-Washington relationship bolstered by new military and strategic advances, and politically by America’s decisive efforts to thwart Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood through the United Nations and to prevent a nu

Gary Rosenblatt
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