Books

Books: Bibi Netanyahu as Fiction, Childhood in Philadelphia Remembered

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The Creation of Netanyahu “The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family” Joshua Cohen New...

Bold Rabbi’s Tale Reads Like a Movie

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There is a remarkable scene early in “The Rabbi of Buchenwald” that sounds like something out of a movie — and perhaps should be.

Books: Falling Short After a Great Start, Going Beyond

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Great Premise Falls Short “Secrets of Happiness” Joan Silber, Counterpoint The deception that sets up the story of “Secrets of Happiness” is revealed on page 10. The premise...
Old photo of Tovah Feldshuh's mother adjusting her daughter's veil

Tovah Feldshuh Pays Tribute to Mom in Memoir

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Broadway has been dark for over a year, but Tovah Feldshuh keeps busy. The four-time Tony nominee and star of Broadway productions like “Yentl,”...

An April Shower (of Books)

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Another month, another slew of exciting new Jewish books.

Review: “Philip Roth: The Biography”

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Philip Roth was born March 19, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, and, until his death in 2018, he was still trying to figure out what that meant.

Local Author Pens Book on Jewish Festivals

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Ronit Treatman, a local writer and the former president of the Philadelphia Jewish Voice, published a book intended to explain Jewish festivals to people who may be connecting to their Jewish ancestry for the first time.

Reviews: New Books by Marc Lamont Hill, Mitchill Plitnick, Menachem Kaiser

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“Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics” Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick The New Press “Except for Palestine” is a muddled, confusing book. Marc Lamont Hill,...

New Haggadah Options Will Spice Up Your Passover Seder

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 The pandemic has altered the experience of the Passover seder, but one thing hasn’t changed: It’s a golden age for creative Haggadahs.

Book Review: Gabrielle Korn’s ‘Everybody (Else) Is Perfect’

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“Everybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes” By Gabrielle Korn When Gabrielle Korn was a Jewish teenager growing up on Long...