where the writers are

Jews | Jews

matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.06.2010
Writer’s block has nothing to do with writing.That might seem obvious. When a writer wants to write, but can’t get anything out, he’s blocked. Not writing. Blocked.But it isn’t the writing that causes the block. Neither is it some psychological problem or an inability to conjure up the Muse of...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.20.2010
I often receive emails from book stores, amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and online literary sites telling me how much I’d like the novels of Matt Beynon Rees. I’m delighted to see these emails, which are based on my other purchases and interests, as only I can truly know just how much the novels of...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Apr.06.2010
JERUSALEM — There’s an old Arab aphorism: “A man with a plan takes action; a man with two plans gets confused.” Apply that to the Israelis and to the Palestinians, and the nonsensical sequence of recent events in the Middle East starts to fall into a comprehensible pattern. It’s not a pleasant...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.22.2010
Kosher market opens in Prague     Restaurace Franz Kafky Jewish Quarter Old Town Prague March 21, 2010 (JTA) -- A kosher grocery has opened in Prague. King Solomon’s Bakery and Deli, located in the city's Jewish Quarter, is the first all-kosher grocery in the Czech capital since World...
gabriel-wilensky's picture
Feb.15.2010
Pope Benedict claims the “The Apostolic See itself provided assistance, often in a hidden and discreet way” during the Holocaust. How does he know this? Is there any evidence he has access to the rest of the world doesn’t? If so, given the controversy surrounding the role of the Vatican and of Pope...
jm-cornwell's picture
Feb.10.2010
As a child and a teenager, freedom meant one thing: being able to do what I wanted to do instead of what I was told to do. That meant staying up late, going out on dates and coming home late, choosing my own clothes, not having to check in every five minutes and being responsible for no one but...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jan.21.2010
Everyone comes back to Jerusalem. I don’t know why, I really don’t. It’s too hot. The people can be offhandedly mean, and they drive as though they want to kill you. It isn’t a very pretty place once you look close. Oh and, yes, sometimes it gets violent. With shocking self-obsession, it thinks the...
gabriel-wilensky's picture
Jan.15.2010
Antisemitism is on the rise again. Never since the end of the Second World War have there been so many antisemitic incidents worldwide. The world suffers from amnesia and disregarding the lessons from the past looks the other way. Film director Mel Gibson releases The Passion of the Christ, a...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Dec.20.2009
My latest dispatch on Global Post -- a week or so after it posted, because I've been in Italy and, well, the Middle East wasn't on my mind...I didn't miss the taste of humus too much either, not with all that saltimboca and gelato... Palestinians are divided; Israelis too. Not a good basis for...
gary-morgenstein's picture
Dec.14.2009
I'll be reading from my novel "Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman" at Rachel Kramer Bussel's wonderful In the Flesh reading series on Thursday, December 17 from 8-10PM at Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street. I'm honored to share the program with Mo Beasley,DeAngela Napier,Jeff Jeudy,Johanna...