Are Jews Too Sexy for the Censors?

September 28, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Jodi Eichler-Levine Jewish authors are tremendously popular when it comes to banned-books lists. Judy Blume, Lesléa Newman, and Anne Frank are all represented on the American Library Association’s 100 Most Banned Books of 1990-1999 and




The late trials of the Holocaust

February 19, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Frank Tuerkheimer and Michael Bazyler Elizabeth Kolbert’s article in the February 16th issue of The New Yorker, “The Last Trial” is a wonderful summary of the belated and long overdue reaction of the German legal system to the atrocities committed by




Podcast: Josh Lambert on Jews and obscenity in America

December 3, 2013 nyupressblog 0

In Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture, Josh Lambert navigates us through American Jews’ participation in the production, distribution, and defense of sexually explicit literature, plays and comedy. From Theodore Dreiser and Henry Miller to Curb Your Enthusiasm and FCC




What’s new about Hanukkah?

November 27, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Dianne Ashton [This post originally appeared on the Jewish Book Council blog on November 26, 2013.] This year, Jewish Americans will participate in an extraordinary Hanukkah celebration—they will light the first menorah candle on the evening before Thanksgiving.




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