Books

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Father-Daughter Duo Pen a Book and Make a Big Bang of Their Own

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A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book...
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Off Stage But He Still Has a Lot To Say

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Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish...
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Screen Savers?

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High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book...
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Up in the Sky? More Down to Earth: ‘Super Granny’!

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WHAM! BAM! POW? Put a SOCK in it, Arona Reiner gently states about the state of action comic books. She took action to do...
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The Personal and the Political

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Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in...
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A Refusenik’s Story of Never Giving In

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Yosef Mendelevich's memoir Unbroken Spirit, which tells of his life and times as a refusenik in the Soviet Union, begins with a bang, both...

Sendak’s Legacy Lives On at Rosenbach

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Anyone who has ever been entranced by Max's wild rumpus with the titular characters from Where the Wild Things Are, Mickey's dough-fueled flight out...
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Batter Up! New Book Puts Focus on Major League Jewish Stars

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Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams,...
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Wives More Challenged Than ‘Desperate’

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It is interesting to note that The Secret Lives of Wives appeared in bookstores around the same time the television series Desperate Housewives began...
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Abandon ‘Hope’: Author Charts Terrain of Novel

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Shalom Auslander, a 41-year-old fiction writer and essayist, lives in upstate New York and grew up in the Orthodox enclave of Monsey, N.Y. Much...