Jewish Journal

  • Within and ‘Without’

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the lushly lit opening sequence of Sandra Goldbacher's new film, "Me Without You," two 11-year-old girls, one Jewish, one not, make a pact to be...

  • The Nachas of Books

    by Amy Sara Clark

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Until recently, it seemed you could find Yiddish books only in obscure libraries or in the attic of the house of someone's grandparents. But recently, the...

  • The Salesman

    by Marlene Adler Marks

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago, I asked my father, now happily retired, what profession he would choose if he were starting over again.

    "Oh, I'd do the same thing," Dad...

  • Jews in the Nazis’ Ranks

    by Dennis Gura

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and the Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military" by Bryan Mark Rigg (University Press...

  • The Legacy of ‘Esther’s Children’

    by Gina Nahai

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In his introduction to Esther's Children," (Jewish Publication Society, $110) editor Houman Sarshar speaks of a time when, at 6 years old and about to...

  • A Matter of Crime

    by Teresa Strasser

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Crime does pay. Wait, no. I pay for crime. That is to say, I pay for books about crime because I can't get enough of serial killers, crime profiling,...

  • The Bookstore and the Jew

    by Hank Rosenfeld

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "You can say for us," said my rabbis, "that if the rich and important and soul-harassed Jews of the town will come to our synagogues, we will not tell...

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