July 17, 2019


Waves of Jewish immigrants washed up on the shores of the Atlantic at the turn of the century in the hopes of fulfilling the American dream,
“Hope, Not Fear” is deeply rooted in the author’s mastery of, and reverence for, Torah and Talmud. While Blech quotes Woody Allen
The plainspoken title of "How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?" by Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten (Yale University Press) poses a simple question
Jack Miles, former Jesuit priest, and Pulitzer Prize fellow is a man of many accomplishments; he’s probably best known as “God’s biographer.”
“A Father’s Story: My Fight for Justice Against Iranian Terror” describes obligations to his daughter that continued after her death.
Prolific local author Michelle Markel includes a cute and fuzzy hamster as a Hanukkah companion in a new roundup of Hanukkah books for kids
Robert Mnookin brings a unique perspective to the anguished debate within the Jewish community over what it means to be a Jew in America.
Al Franken, accused of sexual harassment, felt compelled to resign his seat in the U.S. Senate. Republican Brett Kavanaugh, accused of sexual
At one fleeting moment in the coverage of the killings at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, a young Jewish couple
More than 100 men and women have served on the Supreme Court, but only one can be fairly described as a rock star.
The belief in magic harks back to Persia and to the pre-Islamic period of the Zoroastrians. Magi, the term for Zoroastrian priests
I had carefully outlined about Amy Ephron's newest books, “The Castle in the Mist” and its companion, “Carnival Magic,”
Not unlike “Maus,” the graphic version of “The Diary of a Young Girl” is both a challenge and a wonderment. 
Of all the challenges that confront those who identify as Zionists, perhaps none is so poignant and heartbreaking as the fact that “Zionism”
“My prognosis for the Jewish future is grim,” announces Tal Keinan at the very outset of “God Is In the Crowd"
On our first trip to Israel, we traveled via Rome to Jerusalem.
Look at these great books for kids of all ages and reading levels this new year.
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