Review: It’s not good for the Jews

Israel: Is it Good for the Jews? by Richard Cohen. New York: Simon & Shuster, 2014. 244 pp. $26. Israel: Is it Good for the...

Dr. Ruth returns

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the world’s most famous sex therapist, is coming to D.C. The pint-sized (4 feet 7 inches) professor at Columbia University is headlining...

Book review: Stories from another time

by Aaron Leibel Uzbekistan Stories: A Jewish Medic During WWII by Herman Taube. Washington, D.C.: Dryad Press, 2014. 50 pp. $12 Herman Taube’s life, like the...

Broken Hallelujah

David: The Divided Heart by David Wolpe. Yale Jewish Lives, 184 pp. $25 The name David means “beloved,” and the Israelite king bearing that name...

Marcia Falk’s open-heart approach

The poet’s new book offers “blessings, poems and directions of the heart” for the High Holidays

How to cope with narcissists among us

You may not realize it when you first pick up a copy of Jeffrey Kluger’s latest book, The Narcissist Next Door (Riverhead Books, 2014,...

The real Anne Frank

Anne Frank: The Biography, by Melissa Muller, Picador, 480 pages, $18. German author Melissa Muller set out to find Anne Frank, the person beneath...

How dangerous is ‘Mein Kampf’?

Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler’s memoir-cum-polemic, became a best-seller in Germany once the Nazi leader became dictator and made his book required reading for the...

Why Israel became a pariah

Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel by Joshua Muravchik. New York: Encounter Books, 2014. 233 pp. $25.99. Fuming about biased media...

What are they reading this summer?

Here are the books that six Washington-area Jews are immersed in.