Blog Archive: November 2014


AJE

AJE Around the Web

Nov 25, 2014

By Erika Dreifus

Presenting the latest installment of a our blog feature: AJE Around the Web. In these posts, we curate for you some of the best items we’ve discovered lately that address American Jewish Experience.

All About Bellow

Nov 18, 2014

By Erika Dreifus

With the centenary of Saul Bellow’s birth and the tenth anniversary of his death approaching in 2015, the time is especially ripe to revisit some of Bellow’s fiction. We’re delighted to do so with the newest installment in our freelance review project.

Jewish Book Carnival

Step Right Up to the Jewish Book Carnival

Nov 16, 2014

By Erika Dreifus

Welcome to the November 2014 stop for the Jewish Book Carnival! The Carnival is a project of one of our favorite organizations: the Association of Jewish Libraries. In its simplest terms, the Carnival is “a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others’ posts.”

But “bloggers” can be defined broadly. If you run a podcast series, or you edit a publication that regularly posts book reviews/interviews online, you are warmly invited to participate, too. And you’ll notice all kinds of content in our contributors’ offerings this month.

The Fig Tree Books blog is especially pleased to be hosting the Carnival at the start of Jewish Book Month, which is always the month preceding Hanukkah. So without further ado, we present the November Carnival!

AJE

AJE Around the Web

Nov 10, 2014

By Erika Dreifus

With this post we debut a new blog feature: AJE Around the Web. In these posts, we’ll curate for you some of the best items we’ve discovered lately that address American Jewish Experience.

Carl Rollyson Reviews Susan Sontag’s DEATH KIT

Nov 4, 2014

By Erika Dreifus

We are proud and delighted to inaugurate our series of new reviews of older books with a superb piece by Carl Rollyson on Susan Sontag’s Death Kit.