For 19 years, Deborah Bodin Cohen has been a congregational rabbi. Now, in the tradition of her ancestors, she is following her dream by becoming a hawker and peddler and starting a bookstore on wheels.
His role as explainer of the Holocaust to non-Jews can be explained by his historical context.
A new biography of Diane Arbus describes the photographer as idiosyncratic, troubled, needy and sexually compulsive. Julie M. Klein addresses the many seductions alluded to by author Arthur Lubow.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind seemed to have a dream life until his son was diagnosed with regressive autism. His family’s journey is chronicled in “Life Animated,” a new book and documentary film.13
Recently, a 12-hour event honored the seventh and last Lubavitcher Rebbe. Our intrepid correspondent attended and wonders if the late Menachem Mendel Schneerson is being turned into the Maharishi or the Pope?11
Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love.
Michael Herr, author of “Dispatches” and screenwriter of “Full Metal Jacket,” has died at 76. Benjamin Ivry explains how this “middle class Jewish boy” became perhaps the greatest chronicler of the American experience in Vietnam
The personal is political, but the personal is also a powerful tool these seven books use to come to grips with historical events that tragically transcend individuals, families and even nations.
In “A History of the Grandparents I Never Had,” Ivan Jablonka reconstructs the story of how his father became an orphan, and in so doing, creates a luminous and lacerating contribution to Holocaust literature.
“Presenting Shakespeare” is the first published collection of posters for Shakespeare’s plays. Authors Mirko Ilić and Steven Heller explain why their book is more than just the “Best of the Bard.”
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