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‘Bibi’ Offers Close-Up Look at Israeli Politician in Family Context

Every Jewish American home library should have at least two books by authors named Netanyahu. “Self-Portrait of a Hero,” the collection of letters by Jonathan...

November 2, 2022 12:53 pm
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‘In Praise of Good Bookstores’ Earns a Kiss on the Cover

Behind many of America’s best independent bookstores have been proprietors from Jewish families. In New York, The Strand is owned by Nancy Bass Wyden, whose family built the business. Dane Neller is an owner of Shakespeare...

New Book Reveals a Gripping True Story From Auschwitz

In his gripping new book, The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield relates the true story of the Kleinmann family of Vienna. Like much of Europe, Austria was caught in the winds...

Remembering a Member of ‘Jewish Royalty’

In need of a break from the grim coronavirus news? Here’s what I did, and I recommend it: Get a copy of, and read, Touched With Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle Against Racial...

January 16, 2020 9:25 am
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Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge of Sorrow,...

November 4, 2019 7:27 am
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Revisionist Author Tries to Distort the Record of David Ben-Gurion

Tom Segev’s well-written biography of Israel’s first prime minister, A State At Any Cost: The...

November 4, 2019 6:35 am
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New Book Tells a Holocaust Family Mystery

I just finished reading an extraordinary new book, House on Endless Waters by author Emuna Elon. From...

September 8, 2019 6:27 am
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Former Obama Speechwriter Offers Answers to ‘Why Be Jewish?’ Question in New Book

Why be Jewish? Nowadays, embracing Jewish identity and practice is optional, even for those who were...

December 24, 2018 11:36 am
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Loeffler Book Offers Help in Answering New York Times Columnist

Michelle Goldberg’s New York Times column earlier this month headlined “Anti-Zionism Isn’t the Same as...

November 2, 2022 12:53 pm
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‘Bibi’ Offers Close-Up Look at Israeli Politician in Family Context

Every Jewish American home library should have at least two books by authors named Netanyahu. “Self-Portrait of a Hero,” the collection of letters by Jonathan Netanyahu,...

April 11, 2022 11:36 am
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‘In Praise of Good Bookstores’ Earns a Kiss on the Cover

Behind many of America’s best independent bookstores have been proprietors from Jewish families. In New York, The Strand is owned by Nancy Bass Wyden, whose family...

May 11, 2020 8:45 am
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New Book Reveals a Gripping True Story From Auschwitz

In his gripping new book, The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield relates the true story of the Kleinmann family of Vienna....

April 12, 2020 7:11 am
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Remembering a Member of ‘Jewish Royalty’

In need of a break from the grim coronavirus news? Here’s what I did, and I recommend it: Get a copy of, and read, Touched...

January 16, 2020 9:25 am
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Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge of Sorrow, published in Israel in 2012, is out this week in...

November 4, 2019 7:27 am
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Revisionist Author Tries to Distort the Record of David Ben-Gurion

Tom Segev’s well-written biography of Israel’s first prime minister, A State At Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion, is undercut by the author’s biases...

November 4, 2019 6:35 am
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New Book Tells a Holocaust Family Mystery

I just finished reading an extraordinary new book, House on Endless Waters by author Emuna Elon. From start to finish, I found it to be well-written, touching,...

September 8, 2019 6:27 am
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Former Obama Speechwriter Offers Answers to ‘Why Be Jewish?’ Question in New Book

Why be Jewish? Nowadays, embracing Jewish identity and practice is optional, even for those who were born into it. Sarah Hurwitz’s own story is an example....

December 24, 2018 11:36 am
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Loeffler Book Offers Help in Answering New York Times Columnist

Michelle Goldberg’s New York Times column earlier this month headlined “Anti-Zionism Isn’t the Same as Anti-Semitism,” generated a number of strong responses. Here at The Algemeiner, Benjamin...

September 6, 2016 5:30 am
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Herman Wouk Looks Back After a Century (BOOK REVIEW)

Over the course of his life, Herman Wouk wrote a number of successful novels and other books. The Caine Mutiny, finished in 1951, was on...

June 21, 2016 6:51 am
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Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

JNS.org - “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look...

June 7, 2016 10:15 am
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Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H. Joffe (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013) Although this book came out several years...

May 2, 2016 6:55 am
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The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times...

April 11, 2016 6:50 am
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Psychiatry and the Spirit

Why do we think so negatively about psychiatrists that we still insult them by calling them shrinks? Some medics might be quacks, but we don’t...

World

You Tube Urged to Act Against Far Right Polish Channel Targeting Jews, Ukra...

A far right Polish YouTube channel with 250,000 subscribers is regularly producing content targeting Jews, the LGBTQ+ community and Ukrainian...

Israel

Chad to Open Embassy in Israel Five Years After Renewing Ties

Chadian President Mahamat Deby said he would inaugurate an embassy in Israel on Thursday that would build on bilateral relations that were established five years ago. Deby announced the plan on Wednesday as he began a visit to Israel....

Middle East

Two Armed Men Cross From Syria Into Israeli Territory, IDF Troops Open Fire

Two armed men were spotted crossing from Syria into Israel on Sunday morning, in the southern Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. Israeli soldiers opened fire after arriving on the scene,...

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