Other Work


“Turning 40 and Looking Death in the Eye,” The New York Times
“The Hypocrisy of Hanukkah,” The New York Times
“From Cairo to Kolkata, Traces of a Vibrant Jewish Past,”
The New York Times
“Five Books about Building Bridges,”
Book Marks
“We Were More than Just Slaves in Egypt,”
“A Novelist’s Poetic License with the Past,”
Publishers Weekly
“Of Blessed Memory,”
 In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation
“When the News and the Novel Collide,” The New York Times
“A Multiplicity of Voices,” The Millions
“Fear and Loving in Cairo,” Wall Street Journal
“Cutting it Close Makes the Trip Worthwhile,” Wall Street Journal
“How Should a Person Be,” San Francisco Chronicle
“The Queen of America,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Home Cooking, Cairo Style,” Gourmet Live
“The Arrogant Years,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Sympathy for the Pharaoh,” Slate
“Lessons from Third Grade,” Publishers Weekly
“The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Workshopping War Literature,” Virginia Quarterly Review
“Notes from No Man’s Land,” Georgia Review
“Friendly Fire,” Virginia Quarterly Review
“Source of Delight,” Afar
“Golems, Novelists, and Other Superheroes,” Tikkun
“How to Win a Cosmic War,” Virginia Quarterly Review
“Destiny Disrupted,” San Francisco Chronicle
“A Skeptic’s Guide to Passover,” Slate
“Passover Miracles Meet Scientific Explanations,” All Things Considered
“We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Mitzvah Mobile,” Slate
“Al’ America,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Question and Answer Men,” Brown Alumni Magazine
“From A to X,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Finding Nouf,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Mirror of the Arab World,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Two Lives,” San Francisco Chronicle
“The Sweetest Spot in Istanbul,” National Geographic Traveler
“The Uncertain Hour,” San Francisco Chronicle
“Forget the Quran,” Slate
“Culinary Orientalism,” The New York Times Magazine
“Tortilla Dreams,” Diablo Magazine
“All About the Benjamin,” Tikkun
“Depraved New World,” Washington City Paper
“The Story of George Taylor and Herbert Roe,” Mary
“This American Family,” ReadyMade
“Travels with Jirka; Or, Jews and Beer” Kitchen Sink
“Israel Vibration,” Washington City Paper
“South of the Border,” New York Sun
“The Sound of One Man Eating,” Kitchen Sink
“Tourist Class,” Washington City Paper
“A Short History of Water,” Warrior Magazine
“Eating Istanbul,” New York Sun
“The Commercial Campus,” Providence Phoenix
“My Summer Job,” Brown Alumni Magazine
“My Daddy’s War Story,” In Posse Review
“For True Bookies, a Wealth of Riches,” Boston Globe
“A Writer’s Life,” Brown Alumni Magazine