Book Excerpt & Other Articles
To get a taste of my book, please read the preface or these related articles:
in History Today. [UK] December, 2012
"This year marks the centenary of a forgotten effort to carve out a Jewish homeland in the vast Portuguese colony of Angola..."
"Promised Lands: Alfred Doblin as a Territorialist Ideologue"
in Maarav: Art, Culture, Media. [Israel] April, 2012
"On November 5, 1923, three days before Hitler’s failed Munich Beer Hall Putsch, mobs of unemployed men and nationalist thugs descended on the Scheunenviertel, a poor Jewish immigrant neighborhood of Berlin..."
"Shake a Family Tree And a Jew Falls Out"
in The Forward. May, 2009
"On a Thursday morning, I stop by the restaurant Shoarma Tel Aviv on the way to visit an ancient Jewish cemetery. Friday night, I attend services at an 18th-century synagogue. The restaurant is owned by a Hindustani, and the floor of the synagogue is covered with sand. Where am I?..."
"Madagascar: An Almost Jewish Homeland"
in Moment. May-June, 2009
"They say that in Madagascar trees eat people, giant birds carry off elephants and crocodiles wear jewelry. I start to think these fables might be true as the Air Madagascar jet—affectionately known as Air Mad—makes its steep descent in the pitch black early morning..."