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In Praise of Allen Hoffman

“Take a bit of the Baal Shem Tov, or at least his beard. Pour in a healthy helping of beatnik, well maybe the beret. Then add a smidgeon of Stan Musial. Step back and behold the golem you’ve wrought. Oh … Continue reading

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Tsuris and Yoga

I haven’t blogged in so long I’ve forgotten why I do it, so immersed have I been in preparing for Tsuris and Other Literary Pleasures, the international creative writing conference sponsored by the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, The Biography

In the cab on the way to the British Ambassador’s Ramat Gan Residence to hear writer Simon Sebag Montefiore discuss his bestseller Jerusalem, The Biography (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011), I noticed the invitation was for two.  I asked the cab … Continue reading

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