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
Ivanka Trump’s “family favorite” recipe for broccoli kugel is a word-for-word copy of an older recipe by a well-known Jewish cookbook author.
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
Peggy Guggenheim was, by all accounts, an adventurer, a pioneer and a force that propelled a slew of artists into fame and infamy. But is novelist and essayist Francine Prose up to the task of immortalizing her? Elaine Margolin isn’t so sure.
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia is looking a little greener these days as it celebrates Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and his creator Bernard Waber’s Jewish history.
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