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 . . .”
“In God’s Shadow is an interesting scholarly book on a challenging topic.”
“How much room for politics can there be when God is the ultimate ruler?”
“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”
Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base
There are many ways to define “kosher.” The Hebrew root of the word simply means fit—food that is fitting for Jews to eat.
This charming book consists of two novellas; the first is Feeding Mrs.