The End of an Era

I tend to get nostalgic around Rosh Hashanah, and in my JPost column this usually results in a September piece that’s something of a State of the Union address for Jewish literature. This year is no different.

In my latest, I reflect on Grace Paley’s death, the forthcoming literary demise of Nathan ZuckermanPhilip Roth’s fictional alter-ego — and the monumental achievement that is Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union in considering the end of an era of Jewish-American literature.

I conclude the column with an idea I first tested out on this blog a few weeks back, so thanks for being my guinea pigs.



Discover More

How to Find Jewish Resources Near You

Directories for locating synagogues and other Jewish institutions in your area.

Kanafeh Cheesecake Recipe

A decadent Middle Eastern-inspired cheesecake.

10 Great Introduction-to-Judaism Books

Looking for a Judaism 101 book to start your Jewish learning?