Gal Beckerman recalls meeting ex-Soviet dissidents who were behind a hijacking plot to spotlight the plight of Jews. To him, they were nothing less than ‘Jewish superheroes.’
In this, the second annual Forward Fives selection, we celebrate the year’s cultural output with a series of deliberately eclectic choices in film, music, theater, exhibitions and books. Here we present five of the most important Jewish non-fiction books of 2010. Feel free to argue with and add to our selections in the comments.