Sari Nusseibeh's political memoir is a monumental achievement both in breadth and boldness. There is little like it on the Palestinian side, certainly nothing from...
"Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life" by Sari Nusseibeh with Anthony David (Farrar Straus and Giroux, $27.50).
Nope, Justin Bieber did not visit a L.A. rabbi on Wednesday
Modeling volunteerism in Israel as an observant Zionist
Glorya Kaufman: The philanthropist who loves dance
Cancer research is this teen’s cause
Sharing tzedakah with the next generation
Palestinian Authority must face U.S. trial over terror support
The Status Quo Myth
Death in a synagogue
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"The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977" by Gershom Gorenberg, (Times Books).
It is not accidental that Gershom Gorenberg limited his substantial study, "The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977," to the first...
March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm
"It's all -- maybe not all fiction -- but most of it is." -- Hutton Gibson, Mel Gibson's father, on his opinion that the Holocaust has been exaggerated. Newsweek, March 1, 2004
"I have friends and parents of friends with numbers on their arms. The guy who taught me Spanish was a...
January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm
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"City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterstam and Early Manhattan," by Beverly Swerling. (Scribner paperback, $15.)
John Irving, whose novels have the rare distinction of being widely praised, read and filmed, has said that he always follows havoc with healing. Spanning the...
March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
"Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy" by Jane Leavy (HarperCollins, $23.95).
On Sept. 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs. Less than a month later, the opening game of the World Series fell on Yom Kippur and, in an act that reverberated throughout...
October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Four years ago, Perry Netter feared his divorce from his wife, Esther, would end his career as a rabbi. Sitting in his office at Conservative Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, he said he knew that people want their rabbi married. Congregants like to gaze upon the rabbi's family as the...
October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
"Divorce Is a Mitzvah: A practical guide to finding wholeness and holiness when your marriage dies" by Rabbi Perry Netter (Jewish Lights Publishing, $16.95).
Perry Netter's wonderful title comes from the preeminent biblical commentator, Rashi, who in the 11th century said of the...
August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm
"Under Radar" by Michael Tolkin (Atlantic Monthly Press, $23).
Recently, I heard Michael Tolkin speak at Temple Beth Am about "Under Radar." Pacing frenetically, he explained that midway through the writing he had stalled and shelved the manuscript. During that time, slipping on his...