I have known Karen Guth for many years, both as a friend and as a fellow English teacher in Israel.
“My rabbi once said that my stories always seem to have a lot of Talmudic thought in them.”
No other biblical text is richer with meaning for American Jews than the Book of Esther, as Rabbi Dr. Stuart W. Halpern points out.
Nice Jewish professional chef, Jake Cohen, always had a love for cooking. Rushing home every day as a teenager to watch “Barefoot Contessa,” the...
Melanie Chartoff never intended on writing a book. With a multi-decade career as a voice-over, TV, film and stage actor, writing her life’s journey...
A heartwarming and beautifully illustrated Passover tale and two poignant coming-of-age debut novels are this year’s gold medal winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Awards for the best in Jewish children’s literature.
Sometimes, a book that is exactly what is needed right now appears. “I’m Not the Boss, I Just Work Here” is one of those books, providing much-needed relief to those suffering from depression and threatened with financial ruin due to COVID-19.
When Eric Weiner chronicled his latest hunt for wisdom, the adventure had lasting impact. Despite his previous titles, The Geography of Bliss, The Geography...
In 2016, author Cambria Gordon, her husband and their youngest child left Los Angeles to take a yearlong sabbatical in Madrid.
“The stories are written in a way that is relatable, honest and entertaining.” — Corie Adjmi
Famous for “Ella Enchanted,” author Gail Carson Levine discusses her latest book on the Spanish Inquisition.
Here’s a list of excellent 2020 books that we hope will not be overlooked due to shuttered schools, libraries and bookstores.
Adler employs both wit and wisdom in using the Mysticat to explore the inner meaning of Jewish wisdom.
Lehrer’s memoir deserves to be saluted as an all-too-rare example of a book that shows us what a remarkable human being can be glimpsed if we only peel away the clinical label of “disabled.”
Nessa Rapoport tells her tales with utter clarity and dignity, and yet her prose also is charged with energy, emotion and sly humor.
A review of the book “The Religion Clauses: The Case for Separating Church and State.”
“Health and history” is how Timothy Snyder describes the focal point of his latest book, “Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty From a Hospital Diary”...
Wilkerson sees her focus on caste as an X-ray, illuminating the invisible, unchanging dimensions of American life.
They were most willing to confront the dark side of Jewish behavior. Dworzecki’s admonishment: “Remain Silent or tell the whole truth.”
From Russia came the first pioneers of the Jewish state in modern Israel, including Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Golda Meir, all...
A Holocaust survivor with an extraordinary story, her self-help book is titled “The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life.”
Hirsch argues that the Soviet role has been neglected or even misstated in previous accounts, both in academic scholarship and popular culture.
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