July 17, 2019

Books

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.”
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.
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