Books

Jonathan Sacks’ Final Book, Dozens of Others Win 2020 National Jewish Book Awards

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The final book published by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks before he died in November is the Jewish Book Council’s top book for 2020. “Morality: Restoring the Common Good...

Book Reviews: ‘Beyond the Synagogue’ and ‘Tonight is Already Tomorrow’

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“Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice” Rachel B. Gross NYU Press Rachel B. Gross, a professor of Jewish studies at San Francisco State University, is...

Review: Nicole Krauss’ New Story Collection

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“To Be a Man: Stories” Nicole Krauss Harper In nine of the 10 stories that make up Nicole Krauss’ first collection of short stories, “To Be a...

Overlooked: Other Books to Consider

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Once a month, we dedicate space for two book reviews, generally of books that are Jewish in subject matter, recently published and interesting to...

Original ‘SNL’ Writer Explores Comedy in Memoir

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“Comedy writers learn early on that we have a high degree of anonymity,” Alan Zweibel writes in the beginning of his new memoir, “Laugh...

Your Must-Read List for Cozying Up With a Good Book This Winter

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I don’t really believe in the concept of “can’t miss” books. We all “miss” books all of the time, to the extent that not...

Author Relates Lessons Learned During Multiple Trips to Israel as a Volunteer

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Mark Werner didn’t always consider himself to be a writer. There were a few things that the Vineland, New Jersey, native and graduate of...

Books: A Complex Life, Inside Online Hate

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Max Jacob, Parricide Extraordinaire By Jesse Bernstein “Max Jacob: A Life in Art and Letters” Rosanna Warren W.W. Norton & Co. The European Jewish artists, writers and thinkers of...

‘Bound in the Bond of Life’ Anthology Published on Two-Year Commemoration of Massacre

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By David Rullo Two years after the shooting at the Tree of Life building, “Bound in the Bond of Life: Pittsburgh Writers Reflect on the...

Jewish Poet Louise Glück Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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By Gabe Friedman Louise Glück, the American granddaughter of Hungarian Jews, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Glück, 77, was awarded “for her...