Jewish Journal

The Senator and the Author

By Eric Fingerhut

July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

Senator Joseph Lieberman

Two giants of the American Jewish community, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and author Herman Wouk, got together last month in Washington, D.C., to discuss their new books and other topics... read full article

  • Challenging Evil

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 29, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It was the case of David Irving vs. Deborah Lipstadt. Or, as the British docket officially labled it, "David Irving v. Penguin Books and Another."

    With a firsthand perspective and ample touches of wit and humor, Deborah Lipstadt delineated her experience as the subject of a vicious...

  • Flesh and Fiction

    By Sanford Pinsker

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Things as they are, the modernist poet Wallace Stevens liked to point out, become changed when played on a "blue guitar." What his metaphor meant to describe was nothing more nor less than the transforming power of the imagination. The same thing might also be said of the...

  • People Of The Book

    By Mike Aushenker

    June 8, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    On this last day of May, in the middle of Dodger Stadium, the sun is shining on dozens of students from Shalhevet High School and Carthay Center School as they shout their hero's name: "Shawn Green! Shawn Green!"

    In the center of it all, the celebrated left-handed right fielder -...

  • Yoram Hazony and Zionism

    June 1, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Like Gene Lichtenstein ("The New Jewish State," May 19), I am fascinated by Yoram Hazony's new book, "The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul." I am particularly fascinated by the wide coverage it has received in the national Jewish press, coinciding with a book tour that...

  • 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 has dramatized his characters' struggle to reconcile their eternally warring urges to...

  • 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...

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