The Jewish Montreal depicted in ‘The Mystics of Mile End’ is very different from the one Anne Cohen grew up in. She talks to author Sigal Samuel about the quirky setting for her new novel.
One of the welcome elements to Robert Gildea’s ‘Fighters in the Shadows’ is the centrality he gives to the role of Jewish resisters in occupied France.14
As she explained in a 2013 interview with Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, Svetlana Alexievich, whose Nobel Prize for Literature was announced on October 8, is a banned author in her homeland of Belarus.4
As we approach the centenary of Frank Sinatra, biographer David Lehman talks with Benjamin Ivry about the lifelong love affair between Ol’ Blue Eyes and the Jewish people.14
In her debut novel, Sigal Samuel tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life — even though they don’t believe in God.15
In 2012, German investigators broke into the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt and confiscated nearly 1,300 pieces of modern art. Susan Ronald chronicles the scandal and its backdrop for a new book.
In ‘Black Earth,’ historian Timothy Snyder stresses how ‘statelessness’ facilitated mass murder — and could lead to future genocides.4
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