Jewish noir is a genre which I generally enjoy. The Jewish people like to think of themselves as the “chose ones”, but that title is a mixed blessing and a curse. It’s interesting to read how the definition of noir changed from economic desperation and government corruption to stories about simply fitting in, belonging and all the drama and trauma that it entails.
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Mordecai Richle was an award-winning Canadian writer & journalist. He is known for his novels, usually about the Jewish experience in Canada
The novel is strongest in its depiction of the day-to-day living with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. An undignified way to slowly die for those affected.
Mrs. McBride converted to Christianity, her son had no idea that she was Caucasian not just “light skinned”. Discovering that he is half-white was a revelation
Bret Harte (25 August, 1836 – 5 May, 1902) was a short story writer whose stories featured the people of the California Gold Rush.
Dani Shapiro does not consider herself religious but she is not a non-believer either and yearns to deepen her understanding of her personal sense of faith.
The Kissing Rabbi: Lust, Betrayal, and a Community Turned Inside Out tells of a charismatic Orthodox rabbi, who’s schmoozing quickly becomes something more
Mr. Wouk said that the two most important influences on his life were his grandfather and the United States Navy
The author managed to combine comedy, drama, romance, mystery, religion (Judaism) and a healthy dose of NYC culture in the narrative, yet somehow stay focused on a loose p
Seven Mothers by Yochi Brandes is a fascinating book which turns some of the Jewish bible stories on their head by infusing new thinking from a modern woman into the stories which are much beloved. Mrs. Brandes writes about Moab’s mother, Tamar, Miriam the Prophets (Moses’ sister),the Pharaoh’s daughter, Ruth, Michal and Queen Ester.