Jewish Journal

  • The Fires This Time

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 21, 2000 | 7:59 pm

    If a book that confronts death head-on can be uplifting, Kate Wenner has done it in an auspicious first novel, "Setting Fires" (Scribner). The two fires referred to in the title offer unseen sparks, that, amid the danger of consuming flames, light the way to meaning for the main...

  • Mother Ruth

    By Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm glad you caught me now," says Ruth Gruber, talking by phone from her Manhattan apartment. "Tomorrow at 7 a.m. I'm leaving for Toronto, where CBS is doing a four-hour miniseries based on my book 'Haven.'

    "Then Random House is sending me on a 20-city tour to publicize the...

  • The Senator and the Author

    By Eric Fingerhut

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Two giants of the American Jewish community, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and author Herman Wouk, got together last month in Washington, D.C., to discuss their new books and other topics in front of a gathering of more than 200 people.

    Wouk, who has written such works as "The Winds...

  • Challenging Evil

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It was the case of David Irving vs. Deborah Lipstadt. Or, as the British docket officially labled it, "David Irving v. Penguin Books and Another."

    With a firsthand perspective and ample touches of wit and humor, Deborah Lipstadt delineated her experience as the subject of a vicious...

  • Flesh and Fiction

    By Sanford Pinsker

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Things as they are, the modernist poet Wallace Stevens liked to point out, become changed when played on a "blue guitar." What his metaphor meant to describe was nothing more nor less than the transforming power of the imagination. The same thing might also be said of the...

  • People Of The Book

    By Mike Aushenker

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On this last day of May, in the middle of Dodger Stadium, the sun is shining on dozens of students from Shalhevet High School and Carthay Center School as they shout their hero's name: "Shawn Green! Shawn Green!"

    In the center of it all, the celebrated left-handed right fielder -...

  • Yoram Hazony and Zionism

    June 1, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Like Gene Lichtenstein ("The New Jewish State," May 19), I am fascinated by Yoram Hazony's new book, "The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul." I am particularly fascinated by the wide coverage it has received in the national Jewish press, coinciding with a book tour that...

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