Jewish Journal

Zackary Sholem Berger

  • A physician examines his profession’s blind spots

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jerome Groopman is a physician and clinical scientist at Harvard University, a specialist in AIDS and cancer. He's also a writer for The New Yorker, with a successful and thought-provoking series of books on such topics as the intersection of spirituality and medicine and the...
  • The Once and Future Yiddish Language

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    "Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish" by Dovid Katz (Basic Books, $26.95).

    Given the sentimentality of much recent writing on the subject, American Jews might be forgiven for believing that no one with a critical eye, or without sepia-colored glasses, could possibly...