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Holocaust Memoir ‘Rebuilt from Broken Glass’ Remains Relevant Even Today

Fred Behrend gets a kick telling school children the happiest day in his life occurred when he saw his Cologne, Germany schoolhouse burning during...

It’s Still Rock ’n’ Roll to Temple Sholom Cantor

For those about to rock, Cantor Jamie Marx salutes you. Marx, cantor at Temple Sholom in Broomall, grew up listening to bands like Stone Temple...

‘Spelling Bee’ Brings Out the Child in Us

How do you spel kat? What do you mean that’s rong? Obviously, you’re not familiar with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. That’s the Broadway musical...

Conan O’Brien Accomplished Goal in Israel: to ‘Make Friends Wherever I Went’

Conan O'Brien took his TBS show to Israel, which premiered last night, including many laughs and a few more somber moments. The comedian threw himself...

NMAJH Project ‘Re:collects’ Jewish Memories, Stories, Histories

They occupy just about every shelf in a Jewish home: tattered old photographs, postcards, letters, kiddush cups and menorahs passed down from generations. Embedded in...

Author Shares Story of Life Undercover and Secret Missions

Imagine finding out one night that your husband, who you thought was leaving for classes every night, was actually an agent in the Mossad,...

‘Ruggedly Jewish’ a Search for One’s Identity

The last time Bob Garfield performed on stage was in the eighth grade. The show was the classic The Lottery, although the winning ticket...

A Look at the Jewish Justices at the Highest Court

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan David Dalin $35, hardcover Brandeis University Press Who was the first president with the courage to nominate a...

Lengthy Backstory, Character Study Slows Novel

The Book of Love and Hate Lauren Sanders $15.95, paperback, Oct. 3 Akashic Books Billed as “one part literary novel, one part international espionage thriller, with some eroticism...

Memoir Provides Engaging Look at Talmudic Text

If All the Seas Were Ink Ilana Kurshan $26.99, hardcover St. Martin’s Press Can you imagine what you’ll be doing seven-and-a- half years from now? When Ilana Kurshan was...