Americans will surely recognize the preposterously incompetent and embarrassing figure Booker-winning author Jacobson has put on the page. They elected him.
Gerald Sorin is distinguished professor of American and Jewish Studies at SUNY New Paltz. His most recent book is "Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane."
In 'Where Memory Leads,' eminent scholar Saul Friedlander grapples with his own issues of identity and belonging, but never finds psychological liberation.
Told over the course of three generations, the captivating 'Two She-Bears' elevates the crime novel to a higher level, and Shalev toward his peers Amos Oz, David Grossman and A.B. Yehoshua.
Powerful and imaginative, Affinity Konar's 'Mischling' is inspired by the real-life stories of Jewish twins who endured Dr. Mengele's torturous experiments.
Paul Goldberg deftly blends murder with mirth in his new novel 'The Yid,' while describing the adventures of a wild and crazy gang in the virulently anti-Semitic Soviet Union of the 1950s.
'Summer Haven' brings together in one tome scholarship, literature, memoir and reflection about the Jewish Catskills during and after WWII.
Abraham's chutzpah in challenging God's authority in the case of Sodom set the stage for a long list of 'idol-shattering,' justice-seeking Jewish lawyers, Alan Dershowitz argues.
Disgruntled servants and their masters, romance and seduction, anti-Semitism and opulence – all infuse Yitzhak Gormezano Gorens novel about Sephardi Jews in 1950s Alexandria.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement is increasing its grip on U.S. campuses, especially in post-secondary education. A definitive new anthology sees it as outright discrimination.
In Brian Mortons 'Florence Gordon, an aging feminist encounters a new form of feminism - one in which women dont believe loyalty to the movement requires them to deny themselves ordinary pleasure and personal fulfillment.