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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...
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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...
Itka Zygmuntowicz looks at her memoir

Survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz Preserves Her Life Through Poetry

When Itka Zygmuntowicz reflects on her life — her imprisonment in Auschwitz-Birkenau, her postwar life in Sweden, her flourishing in the United States —...

Book Review | The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town

Explore Scapegoating The Accusation: Blood Libel in an American Town Edward Berenson W.W. Norton & Co. In the Exponent’s Torah portion last week, Rabbi Eric Yanoff of Adath...

‘The Tsar’s Drummer’ Traces Anti-Semitism Across Generations Through Smukler Family History

“Do you remember having a toy drum?” There was a moment of quiet between Joe Smukler and Aleksander “Sasha” Shmukler, then Smukler began to cry. The...
George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher, 63, Writes First Book on Little-Known Athlete George Washington Orton

Mark Hebscher had never been a researcher. He’d been a reporter and sportscaster in Canada for years, but had never done significant academic research. Though...
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David Zvi Kalman’s Print-O-Craft Creates New Jewish Books

When he’s not researching the relationship between Judaism and technology as a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, David Zvi Kalman, 31, has...

Book Review: Strange Dreams

Fleishman Is In Trouble Taffy Brodesser-Akner Random House “Toby Fleishman,” begins Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel, Fleishman Is In Trouble, “awoke one morning inside the city...