Books

Books: Losing Count, Dealing with Home Envy

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Progressives’ Blind Spot Sasha Rogelberg | JE staff “Jews Don't Count” David Baddiel Harper Collings David Baddiel’s new book “Jews Don’t Count” wasn’t reviewed by The Guardian, Great Britain’s...

Books: ‘Something Wild’ Shares Realities of Abuse

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“Something Wild" Hanna Halperin Viking Books There are no heroes in Hanna Halperin’s debut novel “Something Wild.” But through reading the novel, one understands a little more...

Staff Picks: What We’re Reading This Summer

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As writers ourselves — even if we happen to be of the “ink-stained wretch” variety — we’re constantly reading, whether it’s for the job or otherwise.

Summer Books Preview

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If you look around right now, you might be thinking, “Wow. The weather is amazing, the streets are alive and it’s time for me to get outside again.

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.