One Bay One Book - Resources

Resources to enhance your reading and discussion of The Betrayersby David Bezmozgis

Reading group guide and a conversation with David Bezmozgis, produced by Little, Brown and Company
The Betrayers from the Jewish Community Library
Bibliography of Russian Jewish Literature from the Jewish Community Library
Essays by Bay Area Jewish educators in response to The Betrayers (others forthcoming):
The Novel as Writerly Returning by Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer

Reviews of The Betrayers
Arts Fuse by Harvey Blume
The Book Reader (video) by Bari Weiss of the Wall Street Journal
Boston Globe by Brock Clarke
Commentary by Marat Grinberg
Fashioning Fiction by Kelsey Manning
The Financial Times by Amy Waldman
The Guardian by Marcel Theroux
Haaretz by Shana Rosenblatt Mauer
The Independent by Barry Forshaw
J.:the Jewish news  weekly by Lyn Davidson
The Jewish Chronicle by David Herman
Kirkus Review
National Post by Philip Marchand
New Republic by Sasha Senderovich
New York Times by Boris Fishman
The Oregonian by Alexis Burling
Publishers Weekly
Tablet by Adam Kirsch
The Times of Israel by Renee Ghert-Zand
The Toronto Star by Emily Donaldson
The Wall Street Journal by Sam Sacks

Articles by David Bezmozgis and interviews about The Betrayers

The Novel in Real Time by David Bezmozgis in The New Yorker, March 2014
Interview with David Bezmozgis in The Observer, August 2014
Interview with David Bezmozgis in The Toronto Star, September 2014
The End of Jewish American Literature, Again in Tablet, September 2014
For David Bezmozgis, Fiction Must Go Far Beneath the Surface by Gal Beckerman in The Forward, October 2014

Suggested Articles, Essays, and Websites

Jewish History in Crimea

Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland in Tablet, by Jeffrey VeidlingerMarch 2014
When Jews 'Colonized' Crimea, in Virtual Jerusalem, March 2014
Photo exhibition on Jewish agricultural colonies and industrial schools in Ukraine and Crimea in 1920s and 1930s from JDC
Crimea from Jewish Virtual Library

Current Events in Crimea

Apprehension Grips the Crimean Jewish Community in Haaretz, March 2014
In Crimea, Some Jews Feel Safer After Russian Intervention, from Jewish Telegraphic Agency, March 2014
Crimea’s Sole Rabbi Advises Jews ‘Not to Become Targets’ in The Times of Israel, March 2014
Ukrainian Jews Split Over Russian Action in Crimea, in J Weekly, March 2014

Contemporary Russian Jewish Emigre Fiction

Russian Jewish American Lit Goes Boom! by Sasha Senderovich, in Tablet, June 2014
The Russification of Jewish-American Fiction by Andrew Furman, in Zeek, April 2008
The Ancestral Faith, With a Side of Salami by Boris Fishman in The Forward, October 2004
Russian Writers Explore the Immigrant Experience by Maria Danilova in The Boston Globe, October 2008
The Year of the Former Soviet Author by Yevgeniya Traps in The Forward, December 2014

Forgiveness in Judaism

Texts and questions on forgiveness from KehillaSF
The Limits of Forgiveness by Rabbi Gideon Sylvester in The Jewish Chronicle
Ask the Rabbis on forgiveness from Moment Magazine

King David

Bill Clinton's "King David Defense" in Monica Lewinsky Scandal in The Forward, October 2014
King David as 'Collage' and King David, 'A Very Problematic Character' in The Jewish Week, September 2014
The Batsheba Syndrome: The Ethical Failure of Successful Leaders by Dean Ludwig and Clinton Longenecker