Jewish Journal

  • A ‘Ring’ of Bias Not Likely

    by Craig A. Bird

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I imagine the fish out of water is the only fish to have an inkling of water. -- J.R.R. Tolkien

    J.R.R. Tolkien, the "discoverer" of Middle Earth and...

  • Diamant Finds a Harbor

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    While writing "Good Harbor," about the midlife friendship between two Jewish women, Anita Diamant says she suffered a bout of "second-novelitis."

    Her 1997...

  • A Fusion in Denmark

    by Tom Tugend

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "From these two heads the future will emerge.... Who will live and who will die" -- Margrethe Bohr in "Copenhagen."

    The two heads cited in this...

  • Something to Laugh About

    by Mark Schiff

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America" by Lawrence J. Epstein (Public Affairs, $27.50).

    "I'll tell you. I don't get no respect....

  • To Warm the Soul

    by Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit,"

    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins....

  • A Working Girl Can Win

    by Michael Aushenker

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "She was thinking about how, growing up, she'd force herself to look at the sun. Just because you weren't supposed to. Just to prove she could. Except she...

  • The Secret History

    by Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People," by Jonathan Kirsch (Viking Press, $14.95).

    Jonathan Kirsch lives a double life...

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