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Jews of Lebanon

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh sheds light on the rarely told story of Lebanese Jews by retelling accounts of modern Lebanese history in an essay for the Journal of the Middle East and Africa. The article is part … Continue reading

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Book review: Golinkin’s memoir

A Commonweal magazine review of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014) by Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin draws comparisons to another memoir about a Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union —Waiting for America by Boston College … Continue reading

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Shrayer in new anthology, Tablet

The title story of Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer’s acclaimed 2009 collection, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, has been published in a major anthology of Jewish American fiction. The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction … Continue reading

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Wolfe: reviewed and reviewer

Boston College Professor of Political Science Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, has written a book review for Commonweal magazine. Wolfe’s book, At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora is Good for the Jews (Beacon Press, … Continue reading

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At Home in Exile

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life will sponsor a book panel Nov. 12 to mark the launch of its director’s new book, At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews (Random House, 2014). Written by Boston … Continue reading

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Symposium in honor of Dinner with Stalin

A Boston College symposium will mark the translation and publication of the new book Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories, edited and co-translated by Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer, and written by his father David … Continue reading

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Escape from the Soviet Union

Boston College alumnus Lev Golinkin has published A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (Doubleday, 2014), about his Jewish family fleeing the Soviet Union in the waning years of the Cold War, with only 10 suitcases, six hundred dollars, and the … Continue reading

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