'OBSERVANT READER' RESPONSE: AUTHOR'S NOTE
This may not surprise any of my regular readers, but it turns out that my response is running so extremely long that I'm breaking it up into chapters. (I know. Bear with me.) Apparently, I have a lot of opinions that are kind of inspired by, instead of being a direct reaction to, the Shalit piece.
I know it sounds like a mini-course in Jewish literature, but themes will include:
The Role of Religion in Writing
The Role of Jewish Education
Stay tuned...first chapter to be posted shortly.