Books

A love of Israel, inside and out

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Readers of the Washington Jewish Week may know Aaron Leibel as the newspaper’s copy editor and former arts editor. Copyediting is a job that...

Uncomfortable truths

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The Lie: A Novel. By Hesh Kestin. New York. Scribner, 2014. 240 pp. Every review of Kestin’s latest novel, The Lie, should deservedly...

A love that follows infatuation

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By Saul Golubcow Review of: Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, by Yossi Klein Halevi I was...

‘Dreamers’ and ‘FDR’ among Jewish book winners

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American-born Israeli writer Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers has been named 2013 Jewish Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council. Subtitled “The Story...

One from the heart

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A new book helps Jewish men find words for prayer.

Nothing to be ashamed of

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Parodist Allan Sherman helped invent the American Jew of today, says biographer Mark Cohen.

Mark Cohen on Allan Sherman

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"So he did something very important, and I think we're still living in the Allan Sherman moment. He helped to invent the American Jewish personality that we see everywhere today," biographer Mark Cohen says.

Faith, Social Justice, and Public Policy: A Progressive’s View

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Gary Maring will discuss his new book, Faith, Social Justice, and Public Policy: A Progressive’s View, at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda. Maring is...

Experiencing chasidic life with jujitsu-practicing rabbi

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Journalist Rebecca Dana chronicles her time living with a lapsed Chabad rabbi in Brooklyn in her new book, Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde....

Chronicling the (Rahm) Emanuel brothers

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by Fran Kritz Ezekiel Emanuel, 56, older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm and Hollywood agent, Ari, has just written a book about the three superstar...