Polish poet and author Agata Tuszyńska didn’t know her Jewish background until she was 19. In “A Family History of Fear,” she comes to terms with her history — and that of her country.3
“The Way to the Spring,” journalist Ben Ehrenreich’s new book is the result of the three years he spent on the West Bank. In an exclusive interview, he discussed how his Jewish heritage impacts his understanding of the Middle East.336
In “My Friends,” published in the Forverts on February 21, 1966, Elie Wiesel recalls growing up in Sighet, then part of Romania, and his group of peers, most of whom were killed in the Holocaust.
Those watching the rise of Donald Trump may feel an eerie sense of déja vu, particularly if they read Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America.” Simone Zeilitch delineates the parallels between fact and fiction.15
Our ancestors understood that a fair economy is central to an ethical world. Jon Lukomnik, co-author of “What They Do With Your Money,” examines the financial sector from a Jewish ethical standpoint.
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
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