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elinor-lipman's picture
Mar.18.2013
From the beloved and acclaimed novelist, a collection of witty, moving essaysIn her two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they’re old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us—...
sonia-taitz's picture
Aug.16.2012
The Watchmaker's Daughter tells the story of a child of two refugees: a watchmaker who saved lives within Dachau prison, and his wife, a gifted concert pianist about to make her debut when the Nazis seized power. In this memoir, Sonia Taitz is born into a world in which the Holocaust is...
debra-darvick's picture
Dec.30.2009
In ninety-four words and thirty-plus photos, I love Jewish faces turns the image of the Yiddishe punim (Jewish face) its head. This picture book mirrors today's Jewish community. Jews come in every shape, size and color.  No matter where they come from or what they look like, their faces are...
deborah-shlian's picture
Oct.22.2009
Talk is cheap, but when this radio host takes action, she may pay the ultimate price. An outspoken, brash, native New Yorker, Sammy Greene isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers at Ellsford University, her ultraconservative New England college. Host of "The Hot Line", a talk-radio show on...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Oct.17.2008
Who can say "I am Jewish?" What does "Jew" mean? What especially does it mean for Jacques Derrida, founder of deconstruction, scoffer at boundaries and fixed identities, explorer of the indeterminate and undecidable? In Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint, French...
lev-raphael's picture
Feb.22.2008
In a completely unique blending of the themes and genres of which he has proven himself a master, Raphael now treats us to something entirely new -- part mystery, part saga of the generations, a novel in which the problems of a contemporary Jewish family find their roots in the unspeakable secrets...
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Jan.18.2008
Peter Orner explores the impact of life's essential moments, those brief but far-reaching occasions that haunt his characters. The discovery of a crime, a theatrical performance in a small town, or the recollection of a cruel wartime decision are equally affecting in Orner's vivid scenarios. Esther...