Safran Foer’s New Novel Explores Divorce Between Liberal Jewish Americans and Israel

‘Here I Am’ shows how because of Israel's growing ethno-nationalism, embarrassment has replaced guilt as his generation's dominant feeling toward Israel.

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“Here I Am” is Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel after 11 years. Jacob Bloch, its anti-hero, after one well-received novel published when he was very young, is writing for television, and doesn’t like it. His...