November 12, 2018

Books

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.”
I approached ‘Silent Letter’ – a work of historical fiction by Yitzchak Mayer (Mosaic Press) with a certain caution – but I soon was won over.
Perhaps the best evidence that the baby boomers remain a crucial element of the publishing industry is that so many summer books are about the 1960s.
“If I live to be one hundred, there will still be so many things unsaid,” Kirk Douglas wrote his wife, Anne, in 1954, shortly after their marriage.
All the stars are in alignment for a remarkable new book by novelist and short-story writer David Samuel Levinson, “Tell Me How This Ends Well.”
“The Fortunate Ones” tells the story of Lizzie Goldstein and Rose Zimmer, a Holocaust refugee who escapes Vienna to London and eventually settles in L.A.
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