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Thursday, April 27, 2017

“Just Revenge” by Alan M. Dershowitz

“Just Revenge” confronts one of the most difficult questions of legal and moral theory: Is revenge ever justified? Although it never conclusively decides this question, the novel does take the reader through a labyrinth of horror, obsession, legal wrangling and ultimately reconciliation. Just Revenge features a Holocaust survivor and professor of religion, Max Menuchen, who has discovered the man who,...
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg hopes you’ll use his latest novel to teach your child about Passover. The book? “The Hogwarts Haggadah,” a guide to the upcoming Jewish holiday that uses character studies of Harry Potter to relate it to youngsters, according to Time. “The Hogwarts Haggadah” is already the top-selling book on Amazon in both Judaism and Jewish holiday categories, according to...
Watch the Seder come to life for you and your child with The Hidary Family Edition of The Sephardic Children's Haggadah. This Haggadah teaches the child, as well as the adult, all the seder preparations, each part of the seder and their meanings. The exciting pictures woven into the text of this Haggadah help your child follow along and encourage...
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Beautiful — part biography, part jukebox musical — opened in San Francisco in 2013 before transferring to Broadway the following year. The show has netted two Tony awards and a further five nominations. It also won a 2015 Grammy Award for best musical theatre album, and two Laurence Olivier gongs. Drawing on a song catalogue of extraordinary breadth and depth, the...
Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today   Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart...
How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult...
Here, at last, is a fresh, new way to think about Jewish food. In The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, Amelia Saltsman takes us far beyond deli meats and kugel to a world of diverse flavors ideal for modern meals. Inspired by the farm-to-table movement, her 150 recipes offer a refreshingly different take on traditional and contemporary Jewish cooking. Amelia traces the...
What’s a dreidel? Elmo wants to know! He finds out as he celebrates the first night of Hanukkah with a friend’s family. He watches Gil, Susie, and their parents light the menorah and joins in as they sing Hanukkah songs. After supper he learns to play dreidel, the traditional Hanukkah spin-the-top game. And, at the end of the evening, Elmo...
New Yiddish Rep (NYR) is bringing back by popular demand the controversial classic “God of Vengeance” for a special encore running for two weeks at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, from Tues March 14 to Monday March 27.  The break-out production, which was a NY Times Critics’ Pick and sold out its limited run at La Mama...
Toward the end of his life, I heard Isaac Bashevis Singer give a reading to a packed auditorium at MIT. Afterward, a member of the audience rose to ask a question. “Please, Mr. Singer, say something in Yiddish!” “Nu,” said Singer. “What should I say?” “Anything!” the woman said. “We just want to hear someone speak to us in Yiddish.” For this...

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