Russian-American writer Masha Gessen’s 'Where the Jews Aren't' tells the story of the failed Jewish Autonomous Region in Birobidzhan without being treacly or preachy.
Uri Bar-Joseph's 'The Angel' details the sensational life and early death of Ashraf Marwan, who gave Israel crucial intel prior to the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Powerful and imaginative, Affinity Konar's 'Mischling' is inspired by the real-life stories of Jewish twins who endured Dr. Mengele's torturous experiments.
'It’s a sweeping history of the human race, from 40,000 feet,' U.S. president tells CNN's Fareed Zakaria. His fiction recommendation: Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad.'
A new book describes the sea change undergone by the Israeli army, from a time when kippa-wearers were rare to an era in which one-third of officer cadets are Orthodox. What does the revolution bode for the IDF's future?
Ingrid Carlberg's richly detailed 'Raoul Wallenberg: The Biography' presents fresh facts about the Swede who saved so many Jews, but is unable to answer the gnawing question surrounding his fate in Soviet custody.
William Butler Yeats suggests fairies, for 'the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand'.
Journalist Ben Ehrenreich's 'The Way to the Spring' offers a riveting - and admittedly one-sided - look at Palestinian society, its internal struggles and resistance against Israel.
'All, all, all' - Almog Behar on teaching a toddler inclusiveness.
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's 'Seinfeldia' is a quirky, readable chronicle of the so-called 'show about nothing' created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.