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When We Were Arabs by Massoud Hayoun cover art

Book Review | When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History

Reclaiming the Identity of the Jewish Arab When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History Massoud Hayoun The New Press Modern-day depictions of Muslims and Arabs can...
The Fourth Reich by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld cover art

Book Review | The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II...

A History of Something That Never Happened The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present Gavriel D. Rosenfeld Cambridge University Press Hearing...
Social Vision cover art, with Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, walking with a car and crowd in background

New Book Explores the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Social Vision

The late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, better known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th...
ormer Temple Judea, located on Old York Road in North Philadelphia. The shul closed in 1982 and merged into Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.

‘Synagogues of Philadelphia’ Traces Jewish History Through Synagogues

The two hot spots in the Greater Philadelphia area where Judaism is growing are Lower Merion and Center City Philadelphia, with Orthodox, Reform and...
Simcha Raphael, the author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife

What Happens After We Die? Author Simcha Raphael Answers Questions on the Afterlife

Judaism is notably ambiguous about the afterlife. Jewish law instructs Jews on specific practices, such as funeral and burial rites, and shiva, but concepts like...

Book Review | The Lions’ Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to...

How to Annoy People and Save Israeli Democracy at the Same Time The Lions’ Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky Susie...

Book Review | Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach, 1977-1980

Jerusalem By the Beach Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach, 1977-1980 Photos by Andy Sweet, edited by Brett Sokol, introduction by Lauren Groff Letter16 Press Flipping...

10 Thought-Provoking Summer Reads

Some of you reading this may be extroverted and energetic, in which case this summer book guide is not necessarily for you. But for...
log cabins on a camping site

Opinion | Remembering Herman Wouk — and Summer Camp

By Amy Neustein My late mother, Shirley Friedberg Neustein, was a childhood friend of Herman Wouk, the Jewish author of The Caine Mutiny and Marjorie...

Book Reviews | The 100 Most Jewish Foods and The Brisket Chronicles

By Adam Reinherz Two Books Are Tasty Treats The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List Alana Newhouse Artisan The Brisket Chronicles Steven Raichlen Workman Give the gourmand steak au poivre...