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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.

Voting in NYC: find your post-Sandy polling place

November 5, 2012


To summarize, verify the location of your polling place before heading out to vote. Vote Here sign Tomorrow is election day. Most years most voters in the City of New York know where their polling place is located; the Board of Elections usually does a good job of notifying voters where to vote well […]

Make your own shofar at Columbia University

September 4, 2012


Make your own shofar at Columbia University

"Learn the entire process of creating a Kosher Shofar from the cooking to the final polishing (sorry we will not be hunting live rams)."

“Compliance” NY premiere Friday at BAM

June 27, 2012


Ann Dowd as the restaurant manager in “Compliance”   Photo credit:  Read the article on

Movie review: Compliance

June 22, 2012


My review first appeared on the now defunct In the years following World War II academic psychologists grappled with the phenomenon of apparently normal people following orders to act inhumanely to other people and indeed to participate in mass-murder. In 1947 California Psychologist Theodore W. Orno devised a personality test to measure what he […]

“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 […]

Vaclav and Lena, a novel about Russian-Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn – New York NY

May 17, 2011


Today New York publisher The Dial Press, a division of Random House, releases Haley Tanner‘s debut novel Vaclav and Lena, a coming of age tale about Russian-Jewish immigrant children in Brooklyn. In my New York Journal of Books review I describe the book as “a tale of unconditional love; of attachment, separation, and reunion; and […]

Boy donates bar mitzvah money to help ‘Liberty’ musical make it to Broadway

April 7, 2011


Boy donates bar mitzvah money to help ‘Liberty’ musical make it to Broadway Joanna Molloy Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:00 AM   Adams for News Jesse Naranjo (c.) stands with his mother Rachel, father Rodrigo, and sister Sophia. He donated all of his bar mitzvah money.     Read the entire article on “A […]

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 […]

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire centennial anniversary – New York NY

March 1, 2011


At a time when collective bargaining rights of workers are being challenged and agencies responsible for regulating worker safety are being underfunded it is worth remembering what the absence of such rights and regulations resulted in one hundred years ago.¬† Continue reading on¬†Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire centennial anniversary – New York NY | […]