Jewish Journal

  • 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...

  • Man of the Book

    by Mike Levy

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Steve Wasserman is the literary editor of the Los Angeles Times. A former Berkeley political activist, Wasserman became deputy editor of the Times' Op-Ed...

  • Nice and Gruesome

    by Gaby Wenig

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Perhaps the most disarming thing about Jonathan Kellerman -- best-selling author of gruesome crime mysteries that deal with the seedier aspects of human...

  • Locals on the Shelves

    by Dennis Gura

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Moving out of formal academic writing, Steven M. Lowenstein, professor of Jewish History at the University of Judaism, has produced an interesting...

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