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The Last Rabbi

The Last Rabbi

by William Kolbrenner

What became The Last Rabbi is not the biography of Joseph Soloveitchik that Willam Kolbrenner intended to write. read more

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From the JBC Blog

Emerging Voices: Chanan Tigay

by Daniel Estrin
"Moses Wilhelm Shapira and I were both obsessed with notions of truth and authenticity," the author of The Lost Book of Moses admits, "in particular as they regard the Bible and Antiquities. The roguish aspect of Shapira—I feel like that’s not me. Although that’s what I probably came to love the most about him."

Writing About My Friends and Relatives

by Andrea Simon
After reading her daughter's semiautobiographical novel, Andrea Simon's mother had one piece of criticism: “I don’t know why you named the mother Estelle,” she said. “My own name is so much better.”