Books

Book Review: Grieving with a Modern Twist

kaddish.com Nathan Englander Alfdred A. Knopf The simplest response to being taught the story of Jacob and Esau as a child is to wonder which of them...

Book Review: Collection Explores Chaim Potok as Playwright

Collected Plays of Chaim Potok Edited with an introduction by Rena Potok; contributions by David Bassuk, Carol Rocamora and Aaron Posner Adam Kadmon Books Fans of Chaim...

Anne Frank’s Story — From a Cat’s-Eye View

Steven Jay Rubin was shaving one morning when he started wondering about Anne Frank’s cat. Rubin, a Los Angeles-based film producer and author, often listens...

New Niche Career Spawned by Former Client

Brooklyn-born Levi Brennan was working for a Wall Street credit card processing firm about a decade ago when one of the clients he was...

A Journey on My Quiet Ship

Author Dr. Hallee Adelman will tell you her life has literally gone from Z to A. Her maiden name was Zaslovsky, and, now that she...

Romance Takes on 1840s Jewish Philadelphia

Appetites & Vices Felicia Grossman Carina Press On sale Feb. 18 Author Felicia Grossman, a Jewish woman from Delaware, says in her “About the Author” page that her...

Novel Shares Oft-Forgotten WWII Narrative

Six Thousand Miles to Home Kim Dana Kupperman Legacy Edition Books Six Thousand Miles to Home is the fictionalized and captivating account of a real Jewish family’s...

Book Tours Eastern Pennsylvania Synagogues

Julian H. Preisler admits he loves synagogue architecture, having possibly photographed more in our region than anyone else. “I’m just fascinated by the diversity in...

Journalists Write Jewish Children’s Books

Faygie Holt and Ellen Roteman, two journalists and former Simon Rockower Award-winning Jewish Exponent writers, released new Jewish chapter books in November. Holt published Layla’s...

Book Review: ‘The Rabbi’s Brain’ is an Odd, Confusing Read

The Rabbi’s Brain: Mystics, Moderns and the Science of Jewish Thinking Andrew Newberg and Rabbi David Halpern Turner Publishing The Rabbi’s Brain is an eminently odd book,...