Books

Writer Mark Oppenheimer recounts the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

0
By David Rullo PITTSBURGH — Mark Oppenheimer’s new book, “Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood,” which will...

D.C. attorney-turned-novelist Bruce J. Berger talks about the Jewish characters of his imagination

0
After a 40-year career as a trial attorney in Washington, D.C., Bruce J. Berger turned to writing, earned a master’s degree in creative writing...

New book takes close look at Jeff Goldblum, ‘Hollywood’s most enigmatic actor’

0
By Justin Vellucci PITTSBURGH — It was 2018 and culture writer Travis M. Andrews was speaking with his peers at the Washington Post about the...

But he loved his wife

0
Review “The Man Who Loved His Wife” by Jennifer Anne Moses. Woodstock, N.Y.: Mayapple Press, 2021. 166 pages. $20.95. This is a collection of Goldilocks short...

Summer Books Roundup… What we’re reading

0
Normal People Sally Rooney I had exactly seven days to rest between the end of finals and the start of my summer internship. For those seven...

Sheila Katz’s 5 books you really need to read

0
Sheila Katz, the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, is known for her causes: Judaism, feminism, progressive politics, reproductive health rights and...

Power of refusal

0
Review “We Refuse To Be Enemies: How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace, One Friendship At A Time” by Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby. New...

Jews in secret

0
Review “Jacobo’s Rainbow: A Novel” by David Hirshberg. Bedford, N.Y.: Fig Tree Books, 2021. 338 pages. $19.95. Thousands of Spanish-speaking people, many living in the American...

An American rabbi in Buchenwald

0
Review By Bat-Ami Zucker “The Rabbi of Buchenwald,” by Rafael Medoff. Yeshiva University Press; distributed by ktav.com; 502 pages., $29.95. There is a remarkable scene, early in...

The justice who put the bad old days behind us

0
Review “Justice, Justice You Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union” By Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler University of California...