14. January 2015 · Comments Off on The Mathematician’s Shiva wins a National Jewish Book Award · Categories: Uncategorized

The Mathematician’s Shiva is the 2014 National Jewish Book Award winner for Outstanding Debut Fiction. I am ecstatic. I was also very lucky to have had so much support while writing this book. It took four years to go from beginning to write TMS to publication and I owe a lot of people a lot of thanks for their help along the way.

List of all winners and finalists is here:

08. January 2015 · Comments Off on A little late, but my annual Christmas tune is here · Categories: Uncategorized

Every year I take a Christmas tune written by a native Yiddish speaker, translate it back into its “original” Yiddish, and send it to my friends. This year I’m going semi-public. The tune is The Christmas Song by Melvin Torma (aka Mel Torme). It isn’t publicly listed on Youtube, but you can find it below. Enjoy!