Elliott Maraniss grew up in Coney Island, a descendant of Marrano Jews from Spain who had migrated to the Odessa region, then the United States.
Elucidating the contours of German resistance to the Nazi terror state has always been difficult.
David Yazbek: “Allan Sherman has a massive influence on me as a comedian and as a lyricist. American humor to such a large extent is Jewish humor.”
Given the challenges posed by both traditional religion and the digital marvels of our age, Nathan Englander sounds a cautionary note.
In “The Art of Leaving,” Ayelet Tsabari finds her home in motherhood and writing.
Whatever their religious inclinations or politics, American Jewish women wrestled with their dual status as Jews and women.
“I made errors in the way I credited sources,” Abramson told CNN, but said she’d “never purposely take credit for the work of another journalist.”
A lack of persecution, according to Robert Mnookin, elides a sense of shared community, besides fostering intermarriage and its attendant challenges.
Though lacking in subtlety, “On the Basis of Sex” is often stirring as it provides a necessary history lesson.
These artifacts serve as reminders of the impediments of bureaucracy, as well as the thin line between life and death.