Dutch historian Ian Buruma retraces his British-Jewish grandparents’ correspondence spanning two world wars, and hones his own self-definition.
The memoir of the late Marie Jalowicz Simon recounts the remarkable tale of a Berlin native whose street smarts and charm kept her alive during World War II.
In Dror Mishani's new crime novel, ideal for summer reading, Inspector Avraham Avraham takes on the issue of trouble within the nuclear family.
Some of us get queasy when faced with caring for ailing loved ones. Letty Cottin Pogrebin's latest book helps us do the right thing, in spite of ourselves.
Romanian-Jewish emigre writer Norman Manea says that both national identity and exile are states of mind.
A new documentary by American Jewish filmmakers Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow tell the story of two different ideological paths taken by two Jews whom they loved dearly.
In the third of a trilogy of films she has made about the Hebrew language, director Nurit Aviv looks at the usually anonymous people who translate into other languages.
Edith Grossman examines the crucial role that the rendering of literature in other languages does in the bridging of cultures. Yael Hedaya, in her dark novel 'Eden,' gives us entree into a generation of Israelis whose ethos is seldom exposed to non-Hebrew readers.
Hillel Halkin's biography of the great medieval poet Yehuda Halevi is nimble and masterly, but the author's use of his subject to make a contemporary political point is harder to accept
Vasily Grossman's work was censored by Soviet authorities until 1988. Reading this novel about a Jewish scientist's release from 30 years' imprisonment, one can understand why.
Vasily Grossman's work was censored by Soviet authorities until 1988. Reading this novel about a Jewish scientist's release from 30 years' imprisonment, one can understand why
This biography of experimental Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector unearths many interesting facts about her life, but fails to make a convincing case that an author's life story is the key to understanding her work.
At the time she was murdered at Bergen-Belsen, Helene Berr left behind two years' worth of journals in her native French. As Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, readers can now peer into the life of a woman of courageous spirit, whose idealism was only strengthened by the trials she endured
Yehuda Amichai came to be seen as Israel's national poet only after he camouflaged his German roots.