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The Skin We Can’t Shed

By Diane Cole

May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Jewish demons have always pursued Philip Roth. Starting with the 1959 publication of "Goodbye, Columbus," his iconoclastic and now classic portrait of materialistic Jewish suburbanites, Roth... read full article

  • Capturing Life’s Inner Journey On Film

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Those who say the body and soul are different have neither." - Oscar Wilde

    In the new book "The Soul Aflame" (Conari Press/Raincoast Books), Eric Lawton's latest collection of photographs, with text by Phil Cousineau, the introduction evokes the age-old enigma of where the soul...

  • Will We Line a Murderer’s Pockets?

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    May 25, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The California Supreme Court currently is weighing a challenge to the state's law that bars felons from selling book and movie rights to profit from their crimes. Nevertheless, while our state's High Court deliberates, bookstores in Los Angeles may soon be selling the autobiography...

  • Inventing Oneself

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In Philip Roth's new novel, "The Human Stain," a classics professor at a small New England college creates a fictional identity for himself. His name is Coleman Silk, and he lets colleagues and friends know that he is Jewish.

    Since Silk is an academic, an intellectual, a former...

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  • A Hero’s Welcome

    By Tom Tugend

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Her old hometown gave Deborah Esther Lipstadt a rousing welcome as the historian and author delivered her first public address since her signal victory in a British court over Holocaust denier David Irving.

    Some 1,500 people overflowed the sanctuary of Temple Beth Am, which Lipstadt...

  • Haikus for Jews

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Zen Laughs

    Don't let the unfunny introduction to "Haikus for Jews" (Harmony Books, $11) fool you. The rest of this little book is pretty hilarious. All we know about New York-based writer David M. Bader is that, according to his bio, he is "not even distantly related to Supreme Court...

  • Telling the Story

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Retired bookseller Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor, can hand you his own death notice.

    There is his name, listed among the 1,000 passengers who rode transport No. 42 from Drancy, France to Auschwitz, of whom only five survived. Bretholz isn't listed among the survivors. Yet survive...

  • Struggle on the Steppes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ruzena Berler wrote her memoir, "Cattle Car to Kazakhstan," to reveal a little-known chapter of World War II: The story of women who struggled on the freezing steppes of Asia and on the Russian front.

    She first began to write about her experiences in the late 1940s, to exorcise her...

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