Books

Author Eric Rozenman on the decline of just about everything

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Review “From Elvis to Trump, Eyewitness to the Unraveling: Co-Starring Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, the Supremes, and Barack Obama” by Eric Rozenman. Washington:...

Don’t recycle the Maxwell House Haggadah just yet

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“The Rational Passover Seder, The Alperson Edition” by Dennis Prager. Edited by Joseph Telushkin. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Faith, 2022. 180 pages. $29.99. “Night of Beginnings:...

Jews and the NBA. What could be better?

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Review “By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy and an Unprecedented American Dream” by Dan Grunfeld. Chicago: Triumph Books, 2021. 288...

A troubled family in crisis

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Review “The Tenderest of Strings” by Steven Schwartz. Raleigh, N.C.: Regal House Publishing, 2022. 262 pages. $9.99. We humans have been living together in societies for...

A ‘Maus’ for every kid? The great ‘Maus’ giveaway is on as bookstores, professors...

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By Andrew Lapin A rural Tennessee school board’s decision earlier this month to remove “Maus,” the Art Spiegelman, author of Maus, poses in Paris, March...

‘Devil’s Arithmetic’ author wins lifetime achievement award

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By Penny Schwartz Jane Yolen, the acclaimed and prolific children’s book author whose oeuvre of more than 400 books includes the bestselling Holocaust time-travel novel...

Two wings and a gap

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Review “Warm and Welcoming: How the Jewish Community Can Become Truly Diverse and Inclusive,” edited by Warren Hoffman and Miriam Steinberg-Egeth. Lanham, Md.: Rowman &...

A page a day

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Review “Come and Hear: What I Saw in My Seven-and-a-Half-Year Journey through the Talmud” by Adam Kirsch. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University Press, 2021. 224 pages....

Jean Meltzer wants Jews to read more romance

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By Phylissa Cramer Jean Meltzer always knew how “The Matzah Ball,” her first novel, would end. “The rule of romance is that there has to be...

Adventures with the general of the Sons of Light

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“The Sword of David” by Charles Lichtman. New York: Post Hill Press, 2021. 356 pages. $30. What great fun! “The Sword of David” is the...