“Manguel introduces the reader to an important thinker who deserves to be far better known. It's a masterly feat . . .”
If modern American archaeologists have a patron saint, it would be Indiana Jones, who burst onto the scene with the summer 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark.
“an annotated scholarly work intended to illustrate ‘the endless possibilities for reimagining and reinterpreting American Jewish history.’”
“essential reading for anyone concerned with social justice. . . . a blueprint for a Jewish 1619 Project.”
“The biggest takeaway from Mead’s book is that for better or worse U.S.
“So many individuals and groups from throughout the United States came to rest, like a magnet attracted to steel, into the aftermath of the tragedy in Pittsburgh – just to pay their respect
“A comprehensive, even-handed, clear-headed story about one of the most argued over pieces of land on earth.”
Sylvain Cypel argues forcefully for the moral bankruptcy of Israel in its treatment of Palestinians.
Keeping straight the Herods of biblical history—monstrous but monumental leaders around the time of Jesus, as well as their offspring who sometimes used the same name—is no easy feat.
“The victories of the Civil Rights Movement, the women’s movement, and the triumphs of progressives throughout the 20th century find their origin in the housewives of the Lower East Side an
We’ve all, at some point, had this experience: tidying up, digging around, cleaning out the drawers, or fussing about the attic, we find . . .
“Bernice Lerner has provided us the opportunity to see what results when one woman’s will to survive and one man’s humanity are combined.”
“Harry Houdini belongs to that panthe
“This book shines a light upon the contributions of one remarkable culture, without which our world would appear very different today.”
“brilliant . . . an important addition with its focus on the lives of women and its unbearably vivid details.”
“‘As the wedding approached, I could not stop thinking that I should be the bride.
So, two funny Jews and a very funny Gentile (who is married to a Jew) walk into a publisher’s office. Their pitch: A Field Guide to the Jewish People, a humorous look at the Chosen.
“The background well-blended into one man's heroic story forms an epic tragedy of Poland in World War II . . .”
“This journal is my life, my companion and my confidant. Without it, I would be lost. In it, I pour out all my heart’s feelings, until I feel somewhat relieved.
“Marc Weitzmann has given us a blueprint of dangerous religious hatred that harkens to the Holocaust, with a promise of terror yet to come.”
"Weisman here gives a solid outline of the history of Jewish divisiveness that anyone can follow, an important beginning to understanding the truth over myth about Judaism in American histo
“an exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.”
“a highly engaging, charming read . . .”
For anyone not familiar with the term, this book’s title will make little sense until a definition of treyf has been supplied.
“a well-written, family memoir that tackles broad questions of identity . . .”