In their new book, “A Fortress in Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg” (Yale University Press), Nathaniel Deutsch and Michael Casper unpack the history of Jewish Williamsburg and the collision of its pious Jewish community with the forces of commerce and urban development.
It is a crime story that sheds light on the culture, politics and strife of America in the 1970s.
In 2020, Pinsker became the second Jewish woman to ever receive a Nebula Award for Best Novel from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Noa Tishby’s book is a practical, no-nonsense resource fit for diplomats, heads of state, and anyone riled up by misleading memes
Rosen’s latest work is a look at New York socialites at the turn of the twentieth century.
The striking similarities between “What Sammy Knew” and today’s social movements are unmistakable.
Director Steven Spielberg has optioned the book for a motion picture and signed Batalion to co-write the screenplay.
"The Biden-Harris Haggadah: Thank G-d!” offers laughter for anyone who needs it at their upcoming seder.
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.”
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