Books

‘Last Train to London’ tells an important story, but its plotlines are convoluted

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Review “The Last Train to London” by Meg Waite Clayton. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. 464 pages. $27.99. “The Last Train to London” tells...

How Ben-Gurion founded Israel

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From the time he was a young man living in Turkish-controlled Palestine, David Ben-Gurion believed that Arab hostility to a Jewish state was implacable,...

Jodi Kantor on what’s changed since her Weinstein story unleashed #MeToo

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By Emily Burack NEW YORK — When New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein story on Oct, 5, 2017,...

Cartoonist Bob Mankoff knows from funny

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If you like to laugh, you’d love interviewing Bob Mankoff. Sure the cartoonist gave well-thought-out answers to serious questions, but then, without even coming...

A novel of teen angst and intrigue for the nostalgic at heart

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Review “Floating in the Neversink: A Novel-in- Stories” by Andrea Simon. Castroville, Texas: Black Rose Writing, 2019. 176 pages. $17.95. Seniors, next time someone asks your...

From two Middle East hands, concrete steps that no leader has the courage to...

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Review “Be Strong and Of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny” by Dennis Ross and David Makovsky. New York: Public Affairs,...

An inside look at Israel’s ‘deniable’ airstrike on a Syrian reactor

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Review “Shadow Strike; Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power” by Yaakov Katz. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2019. 287 pages. $28.99. You’re that...

She was like her mother after all

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Review “The Donigers of Great Neck: A Mythologized Memoir” by Wendy Doniger. Brandeis University Press. 2019. 152 pages. $19.95 (paper) If it’s true that opposites attract,...

Afterlife

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The Chabad Rebbe died 25 years ago. Here’s how his movement has survived.

Wiesel book helps people remember the man who helped people remember the Shoah

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Yes, Elie Wiesel was a survivor who became the symbol of Jewish suffering and endurance. Yes, he was a fine writer, whose "Night" helped...