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Scholarly articles 


"Cruelty of the Soup Bone: The Chicago Eccentric Behind Saul Bellow's 'A Sermon by Doctor Pep.'" ANQ Journal (Spring 2009). Peer reviewed.


"Seymour Krim." In Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature, Gloria L. Cronin and Alan Berger, eds. (Facts on File, 2009)


"Saul Bellow's Favorite Thought on Herzog? The Evidence of An Unpublished Bellow Letter." Notes on Contemporary Literature 38.4 (September 2008)


"A Recognizable Jewish Type: Saul Bellow's Dr. Tamkin and Valentine Gersbach as Jewish Social History." Contemporary Literary Criticism (Cengage Learning, 2013). Reprinted from Modern Judaism (Fall 2007). Peer reviewed.


"A Recognizable Jewish Type: Saul Bellow's Dr. Tamkin and Valentine Gersbach as Jewish Social History." Modern Judaism. Fall 2007. Peer reviewed.


"My Fair Sadie: Allan Sherman and a Paradox of American Jewish Culture." American Jewish History (March 2007). Peer reviewed.


"Body Language: Spoken vs. Silent Communication in Herzog." Saul Bellow Journal 20:2 (Fall, 2004). Peer reviewed.


"Disaster and Change in an Ottoman Sephardic Community: Moses Montefiore and the Monastir Fire of 1863." Journal of Jewish Studies (Spring 2004). Peer reviewed.


"Foreword." Bitola (Monastir) Holocaust Memorial Book (New York: National Yiddish Book Center, 2004).


"Early Photographs of Albania and Macedonia by Josef Székely." History of Photography (Summer 2003).


"Monastir: Oasis of Civilization, 1839-63." Turkish Studies Association Bulletin (Fall 2000). Peer reviewed.


"The Suffering Joker in Jewish Fiction." Midstream (Aug/Sept 1984).




"Is Rick Moranis 'Too Jewish'?" Forward. June 27, 2013.


"The End of the Reign in Spain." Book review. Forward. Jan. 7, 2011.


"A Profane Reliquary: Saul Bellow's Life in Letters." Forward. Nov. 5, 2010.


"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Hello Grandkids of My Original Fans: The Enduring Appeal of Singer Songwriter Allan Sherman." Forward. Oct. 22, 2010.


"Mark Cohen on Seymour Krim." Forward. Sept. 16, 2010. Podcast.


"A Jewish Frankenstein: new film paints Norman Finkelstein as a belated victim of the Warsaw Ghetto." Forward. April 13, 2010.


"Drawing on Hitler's Book: New exhibition in San Francisco takes Mein Kampf as starting point for Jewish struggle." Forward. February 26, 2010.


"It's a Small World: Albert Kahn's 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus." Tablet. January 8, 2009.


"Soldier of Misfortune: Did Hyman Minsky's Jewish Upbringing help him predict the financial crisis?" Nextbook. September 16, 2008.


"Allan Sherman." In Revolutions in Sound: Warner Bros. Records, the first fifty years, by Warren Zanes (San Francisco, 2008).


"Missing A Beat: The Overlooked Jewish Writings of Seymour Krim." Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture (September 2007).


"Allan Sherman Liner Notes." My Son, The Box (Rhino Entertainment Company, 2005).


".Howl." (A parody of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl") ZYZZYVA (Fall, 2005).


"Allan Sherman: A Different Kind of Jewish Music." Heritage (Fall 2004).


"Tower of Sephardic Faces." US Holocaust Museum Website. Photographic exhibit on the Monastir Jews with text from Last Century of a Sephardic Community. Holocaust Museum.


"Jobless Find They Have a Job: Staying Busy." Contra Costa Times, April 23, 1995.


"United Nations Greeters Extend Welcoming Hand to Diplomats' Spouses." Los Angeles Times, July 4, 1993.


"The Arms and the Man." New York Daily News, June 10, 1993.


"Library Feels World Pulse." New York Newsday, March 19, 1993.


"Meet's Best Thing on Menu," New York Daily News, December 27, 1992.


"New Yorkers Buy Pieces of Their Rock." Los Angeles Times, December 10, 1992.