Books

How Jews became white

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Review “Bad Jews: A History of American Jewish Politics and Identities” by Emily Tamkin. New York: HarperCollins, 2022. 256 pages | $28.99. In her introduction, author Emily...

Raskin, Tannen speak at Beth El in Alexandria

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As lead impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) headed the effort to convict President Donald Trump in his second Senate trial. That 2021 impeachment, like...

Kathryn Schulz’s memoir soars on the wings of love

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Review “Lost & Found” by Kathryn Schulz. New York: Random House, 2022. 256 pages. $27. It was the worst of books. It was the best of...

A Nina’s-eye-view of the Supreme Court and RBG

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REVIEW “Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships” by Nina Totenberg. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2022. 304 pages $27.99. If kindness and...

New book explores the insane career of Syrian Jewish hustler ‘Crazy Eddie’ Antar

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By Stephen Silver | JTA Crazy Eddie was a consumer electronics empire built on hype. Entrepreneur Eddie Antar grew his chain of discounts stores in...

Saul Golubcow introduces his Holocaust survivor-turned-private eye

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As a student at Rutgers, Saul Golubcow wrote for a literary magazine. An English professor saw something in the young man’s work and urged...

Book on rabbinic abuse hits home

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Review “When Rabbis Abuse: Power, Gender and Status in the Dynamics of Sexual Abuse in Jewish Culture” by Elana Sztokman. lionessbooks.com. 442 pages $36.99. This book...

Tale of the heroic everyman

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Review “Hands of Gold: One Man’s Quest to Find the Silver Lining in Misfortune” by Roni Robbins. Oegstgeest, Netherlands: Amsterdam Publishers, 2022. 230 pages. $19.95. Sam...

Novelist A.B. Yehoshua, dissector and lover of Israel and the Jews, dies at 85

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A.B. Yehoshua the novelist took a sharp knife to his fellow citizens’ pretensions and delusions, writing books that laid Israel bare like an open...
Meyer Lansky

Before WWII, Jewish mobsters kept Nazis at bay in the US — with...

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By Howard Lovy The way author Michael Benson tells it, one day in 1938, New York judge and Jewish communal leader Nathan Perlman sat at...