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2012 National Jewish Book Award Winners – New York NY |

February 1, 2013


via The Jewish Book Council’s 2012 book of the year is not one book but three: the three volume box set City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York published last September by New York University Press.

If WWII had been fought on Facebook

April 4, 2012


snagged from whose other blog posts are NSFW/C

Susan Daitch’s novel Paper Conspiracies revisits Dreyfus Affair

October 4, 2011


New York Jewish fiction writer Susan Daitch‘s third novel Paper Conspiracies, which was published last week by City Lights Books, takes an indirect approach to late Nineteenth Century France’s Dreyfus Affair by way of peripheral minor actors in the scandal and via cinema pioneer Georges Mèliés‘ contemporaneous dramtized documentary film L’affaire Dreyfus . The novel’s six sections alternate between 1990s New York […]

“What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past” published today

September 1, 2011


  What happens when a New York Jewish pack-rat daughter inherits her New York Jewish pack-rat father’s belongings? She embarks on a Jewish genealogical search for her and her dad’s long lost relatives. Nancy K. Miller‘s What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, published today by University of Nebraska Press, is the story of […]

A Palestinian call to engage with the Jewish question

June 2, 2011


via Photo: Future president of Israel Chaim Weizmann and Emir Faisal of Greater Syria, 1918.  “We could continue to stick with what are considered the foundations of our perceptions of the self or the Jewish other. We could go on and call Zionism and Israel a considerable variety of names. But what we must to do […]

NY Times film critic A.O. Scott to teach Holocaust in film class – New York NY

March 16, 2011


NY Times film critic A.O. Scott will give four lectures with illustrative film clips on The Holocaust in Film on consecutive Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM starting this Sunday March 20, 2010 at Park Slope Jewish Center (where Mr. Scott is a member) located at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street in Brooklyn. Continue reading […]

President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership – C-SPAN Video Library

March 15, 2011


President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership Nov 18, 2002

Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels | New York Journal of Books

January 25, 2011


  My latest NYJB review is of an epic work of poetry and great humanity that may appeal to history buffs as well as poetry readers.  

The New Leader folds after 86 years – New York NY

August 24, 2010


The New Leader, a liberal anti-communist little magazine that was the product of New York’s Jewish intellectual milieu is folding after 86 years, Jewish Ideas Daily reports. The following is an excerpt from Yehuda Mirsky‘s Jewish Ideas Daily article: After eighty-six years, eighty-two in print and the last few in cyberspace, the New Leader, a quintessential […]

Q&A with A Film Unfinished director Yael Hersonski at night screenings 8/19-21/10 – New York NY

August 19, 2010


Read the article on “A Film Unfinished first emerged out of my theoretical preoccupation with the notion of the ‘archive’, and the unique nature of the witnessing it bears.” – Yael Hersonski