Erika Dreifus

Why I’m Going to See an ‘Anti-Israel’ Play

Anti-Israel sentiment sets me on edge, as it did with Theater J’s plan to stage ‘The Admission.’ But without seeing the play for myself, how could I know it was guilty?

5 Jewish Books To Read in 2014

At the start of the new year, publishers’ catalogs promise an array of tempting titles. Here are just 5 Jewish books to put on your 2014 reading list.

10 Ways to Celebrate Jewish Book Month

Whether you’re in New York or New Zealand, you can find ways to appreciate the richness and diversity of Jewish books. That’s especially true during Jewish Book Month.

The Meaning in the Textile: Orly Castel-Bloom?s new novel concerns a woman who has to manage a very particularly Israeli brand of neurosis.

Using Plastic Surgery To Combat Maternal Anxiety

Orly Castel-Bloom’s novel is about an Israeli mother who undergoes cosmetic surgeries in order to avoid thinking about her soldier son. It’s satire but rests on profound realities.

Christine Quinn

Alice Walker Isn't Welcome — And Rightly So

Alice Walker has been disinvited from an event at the University of Michigan. Now the proponent of boycotting Israel knows what it’s like to be shunned for her beliefs.