"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)
Category Archives: Jewish Literature
Somebody tried to set me up with this woman. Then I did my research and found out she was queer. So I just asked for an interview instead. Goldie said yes. We exchanged a bunch of emails trying to nail … Continue reading
I’m halfway through this acclaimed new novel and I’ve yet to encounter a character I give a damn about. Perhaps there are just too many people in the book for me to track.
I just finished reading this terrific new novel by Mitchell James Kaplan. We talk by phone today. Luke: “Mitchell, when you were a child, did you want to be a novelist when you grew up?” Mitchell: “Yes. Certainly from the … Continue reading
I could think of no better way to spend my sunny Monday lunch hour than to attend a UCLA lecture on the uplifting topic, "Literature, the Holocaust and the Midrashic Impulse." I covered my arms completely so that the speaker … Continue reading