September 25, 2018

Books

A doctor of my acquaintance recently circulated a letter to announce the closing of his practice after a long, productive and...
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s “Waking Lions” (Back Bay Books/Little, Brown), a tense psychological thriller set in Beersheba, was a New York...
Before Anita Diamant wrote herself into Jewish literary stardom with her best-selling and much-loved novel “The Red Tent,”...
One of the great ironies of Yiddish literature is that many of the stories for which Isaac Bashevis Singer won the Nobel Prize in...
After “The Ruined House” by Ruby Namdar was first published in Israel in 2013, the book won the prestigious Sapir Prize, Israel’s...
A couple of millennia passed between the occupation of ancient Judea by a Roman army and the founding of the modern State of Israel.
Thanks to its media-savvy outreach, which includes an annual telethon and a full-featured website, Chabad is the face of Hasidism in America and...
Benny wanted to say something then, to ask a question that he couldn’t quite bring to the forefront of his mind. But something about his friend’s eyes,
For the entire 15 years that Charmaine Craig was writing “Miss Burma,” tensions seethed between the Burmese majority and the ethnic minorities...
Janet Fitch’s best-selling novels, “White Oleander” and “Paint It Black,” are set in contemporary America, but her newly published and...
Marina Dmitrievna Makarova, whom we meet in the opening pages of “The Revolution of Marina M.” by Janet Fitch (Little, Brown) is both a...
Chanukah and Jewish Book Month, which precedes the annual Festival of Lights — from Nov. 12 to Dec. 12 this year — are great occasions for selecting...
Beginning in August 1933 and lasting until the end of World War II, Jewish attorney Leon L. Lewis used his connections with the American Legion and...
Steven J. Ross sat down with Jonathan Kirsch, book editor of the Journal, for a conversation about his new book, "Hitler in Los Angeles...
More than one writer of fiction has imagined what it would have been like if the Allies had lost World War II and the West had come under Nazi occupation.
In “Jewish Comedy: A Serious History” (Norton), author Jeremy Dauber makes it clear that — at least in his opinion — Jewish jokes are no laughing matter.
Jonathan Kirsch reviews the late Shimon Peres' book “No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel."
For the Iranian-American community in Los Angeles, the closing of Ketab Corp. was a major loss — one that took some history with it.
David N. Myers, an accomplished Jewish historian, has written a small book about a very big subject: “Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction.”
Nathan Englander — who was raised and educated in an Orthodox community on Long Island — is one of America’s leading Jewish writers.
More words may have been written about the Israel-Palestine conflict than there are grains of sand at the beach, but to Nathan Englander there is room.
A couple of books with holiday themes grace our fall list of recommended children’s books, along with others that explore perseverance.
Rabbi Naomi Levy, as the founder and rabbi of the Los Angeles-based Jewish spiritual community called Nashuva.
Rabbi Naomi Levy spoke with Jonathan Kirsch, the book editor of the Journal, about her book “Einstein and the Rabbi.”
One of the sorry backstories of World War II is found in what the Red Cross did — or, more precisely, failed to do — during the Holocaust. 
The latest writer to reimagine King David is Paul Boorstin, the L.A.-based filmmaker in his debut historical novel, “David and the Philistine Woman.”
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. ...
  9. 41