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  • The Insider

    By Michael Aushenker

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Joshua Hammer's book is called "Chosen by God: A Brother's Journey" (Hyperion Press), and while the titular journey refers to his brother, it may very well apply to Hammer himself.

    In Newsweek's Nov. 8th issue, Hammer -- a foreign correspondent who will become the magazine's Berlin...

  • New Vistas

    By Dennis Gura

    November 29, 1999 | 11:00 am

    "The New Geography: How the Digital Revolution Is Reshaping the American Landscape," by Joel Kotkin. (Random House, $22.95)

    Joel Kotkin, a senior fellow at both Pepperdine University Institute for Public Policy and Milken Institute and a research fellow at the libertarian Reason...

  • Catching Up with Elie Wiesel

    By Tom Tugend

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Elie Wiesel sat down to write the second volume of his memoirs, it marked a progression not just in time but in attitude. In "All the Rivers Run to the Sea," the first volume, which started with his birth and closed in 1969 with the author as a 40-year old bridegroom, Wiesel...
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  • Four for Chanukah

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 25, 1999 | 6:59 pm

    When the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles celebrated the launch of its anti-illiteracy program KOREH Los Angeles in September, the focus was on educators and celebrities to read children's books to kids. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the spotlight at that event were some...
  • Moses: A Life

    By Helen Schary Motro

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    If Jonathan Kirsch's purpose in writing "Moses: A Life," was to offer the reader a mightily researched, comprehensive chronicle of midrashic, scholarly, secular, Christian and even some Muslim commentaries about Moses and the events immediately surrounding his life as told in the...
  • Traditional Home

    By Beverly Gray

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Becoming a Jewish Parent: How to Explore Spirituality

    and Tradition with your Children

    By Daniel Gordis

    Harmony Books, $24

    When my daughter was very young, a relative gave me a copy of a classic book, "To Raise a Jewish Child," by Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin. It was a well-meaning gift....

  • Of Latkes and Light

    By Rahel Musleah

    November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Just about this time every year, I start to feel like a Maccabee -- besieged, not by the Syrian army, but by Hanukkah itself. As the 25th of Kislev inches closer, the pressure increases to squeeze more commercialization out of Hanukkah than the oil from a latke.

    So here's my vote to...

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