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Jewish Journal

Gabriel Sanders

  • Books: The anti-Chagall offers a field guide to the shtetl

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm



    "They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust" by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, $39.95).

    Mayer Kirshenblatt was born in 1916 in the Polish town of Apt. In 1934, when he was...

  • You don’t have to be Hungarian, but it helps

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "One Must Also Be Hungarian" by Adam Biro, translated by Catherine Tihanyi (University of Chicago Press, $20).

    After the death of his 95-year-old father, Imre, and the birth of his first grandchild, Ulysse, Hungarian-born French writer Adam Biro decided to write a book about his...

  • Video Takes Bite Out of Kosher Slaughter

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the best-selling novel, "Everything Is Illuminated" (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) and last year's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (Houghton Mifflin) released a video earlier this month in which he argues that the slaughtering practices employed by...