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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...

May 11, 2020 8:45 am

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...

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 English from Schocken Books, translated by Stuart Schoffman. The book is...

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 and penchant for narrative. It would be hard to imagine Israeli...

November 4, 2019 6:35 am

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

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

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...

September 6, 2016 5:30 am

Herman Wouk Looks Back After a Century (BOOK REVIEW)

Over the course of his life, Herman Wouk wrote a number of successful novels and...

June 21, 2016 6:51 am

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...

May 11, 2020 8:45 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

February 14, 2016 3:48 am

Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam (REVIEW)

Nothing Abides: Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam, by Daniel Pipes. Transaction Publishers, 2015. More doggedly than any other expert on Middle East affairs Daniel...

February 1, 2016 5:26 am

The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

UK’s Union of Jewish Students Denounces ‘Absolute Failure’...

The UK's Union of Jewish Students (UJS) accused the University of Bristol of "neutrality and silence" over the conduct of...

Israel

Israel’s Environment Minister: Massive Oil Spill Was ‘Environme...

A massive oil spill off Israel’s coast last month that severely polluted its beaches was “environmental terrorism” committed by a...

Middle East

New Attack on Iraqi Air Base Fits Profile of Iran-Backed Militia, US Offici...

Tensions between the United States and Iran simmered on Wednesday after a new rocket attack against Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base that hosts US forces, which US officials told Reuters fit the profile of...

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