Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

Robert Leiter

Former Senior Editor
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At various appearances in the area, veteran journalist Yossi Klein Halevi will discuss his latest book, Like Dreamers, and the major questions that Israelis now face.
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Robert Campbell, a New Jersey-based military historian, has done a great deal of research into the past over the years. But he had a very personal reason for looking into the military exploits of Abraham Newbauer, who fought at Gettysburg: This was the history of his fiance’s family.
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A look at how libraries are changing and two possible titles to fill the cold weather months with some intellectual heat
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When it's too cold to even think of going outside, why not curl up with a good read? Senior Editor Bob Leiter has a quartet of recommendations to keep you busy in a new online feature that will appear at least once a month on our books page.
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Books, artwork and even comedy
Long considered one of the best book events in the region, the Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture, held at Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, N.J., has once again put together a lineup of "A-List" Jewish authors who will read from and discuss their most recent works. Starting off the...
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Profile

Robert Leiter served as senior editor of the Jewish Exponent before retiring in Dec. 2013. 

In his 30 years with the paper, he won many awards and held many positions, from full-time reporter to interim editor. For five years in the early 1980s, he was managing editor of Inside magazine, the Exponent's sister publication, and for seven years in the 2000s, he was the quarterly's editor in chief, while still working full time for the paper.

Since the mid-1980s, he reported from most of the major capitals of Europe for the Exponent, with an emphasis on the Eastern Bloc countries, during and after Communist rule. Throughout this period, he visited Poland, the two Germanies and the Soviet Union with greatest frequency, but also made visits to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He has also reported from Catalonia, Alsace, Zurich and Venice, as well as from Costa Rica, Norway, India and the Middle East. A number of his journalism awards have been for his reporting from Europe.

He is a contributing editor to The American Poetry Review, which is based in Philadelphia, and in the 1980s, he served as Murray Friedman's assistant to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in Washington, D.C.

He has also been a freelance writer for 40 years and his book reviews, short stories, essays, interviews and profiles have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, CommonwealDissent, The American Scholar, The Hudson Review, The New Leader, The Forward, Moment, Redbook, The Pennsylvania GazetteThe Philadelphia BulletinThe Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Partisan Review and many other mainstream local and national publications.

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