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Book Review | ‘Citizen 865’ Chronicles the Search for Hiding Nazis

Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America Debbie Cenziper Hachette Books By the mid-1970s, World War II had been over for three decades. Nazi trials...
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Harold Bloom Dreamed in Yiddish Until His Death

By Gabe Friedman / JTA Many obituaries of Harold Bloom, the lion of American literary criticism who passed away on Monday at 89, mention that...
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Book Review | ‘The Liar’ Tackles Lying and Its Costs

The Liar Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Translated from Hebrew by Sondra Silverston) Little, Brown and Company Here is a woefully incomplete list of the lies that are told in...
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A Matter of Taste: ‘The Jewish Cookbook’

It’s a bit funny to review a cookbook, isn’t it? It is, in the truest sense, a matter of taste. And in cooking for...
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Book Reviews | Dershowitz, Gordis Take on U.S.-Israel Relationship

Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client Alan Dershowitz All Points Books We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel Daniel...
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Book Review | ‘Fly Already’

Etgar Keret Is a Gift Fly Already Etgar Keret Riverhead Books Etgar Keret is not the kind of writer that people like. He does not write novels, which have...
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Book Review | ‘A Bend in the Stars’

Bend Blends History, Thrills A Bend in the Stars Rachel Barenbaum Grand Central Publishing A little more than a century ago, Europe was thrown into turmoil as a...
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Author Stephen Fried Talks New Book on ‘Lost Founder’

Stephen Fried’s Rush, a biography of Benjamin Rush — doctor, teacher, writer, thinker and signer of one of the few documents that confer that...
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Beehive Books Seeks out Unusual and Unlikely

Walk into the former Reformed Episcopal Church of the Atonement in West Philadelphia, and you hear the unmistakable sounds of construction work. The century-old...
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Book Review | ‘The Sisters of the Winter Wood’

A Magical Retelling of Jewish Resilience The Sisters of the Winter Wood Rena Rossner Redhook In an enchanted forest on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, near the...