Nimrod Flip Out

As the artillery fire continues to rain down on Israel and Lebanon, I've been reading Etgar Keret's short story collection The Nimrod Flip Out.

Keret has been heralded as the leader of the next generation of Israeli writers, and the stories reflect a post-modern, post-zionist attitude. Oddly funny, the stories often mine the Jewish tradition of fantasy tales and bring up new gems.

One other item worth mentioning is a blog post by the Orthodox Anarchist. http://www.orthodoxanarchist.com/2006/07/to-live-and-die-in-jlm-anarchy-jewish.php

He reflects on the war, anarchy, the current state of zionism, diaspora identity -- a wild ride of a post well worth reading.