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  • Retracing History

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's 50th anniversary celebration has brought forth a stream of reminiscences, not the least by American veterans seeking recognition for the contributions of overseas volunteers in the fledgling state's 1948-49 War of Independence.

    A useful overview of the role played by the men...

  • Signs of the times

    September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    -- Richard Rodriguez, in the afterword to "Fast Forward"

    From top: book cover, Photojournalist Lauren Greenfield; photo from exhibit "Ashleigh, 13, with her friend and parents, Santa Monica." Signs of the times: At an upscale bar mitzvah party in Santa Monica, 13-year-old boys in...

  • Arts

    By Rob Eshman

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Explaining Hitler: An Interview with Ron Rosenbaum

    By Rob Eshman, Managing Editor

    If you were alive in 1918 and bumped into an undistinguished German army corporal named Adolf Hitler, wouldn't you have been duty-bound to murder him? Just more than 10 years...

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  • Defending the ZOA

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Naomi Wolf, author of "Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood"
    Sex will always be with us, but thoughtful, non-hysterical conversations about sexual issues are few and far between. With the publication of her newest book, "Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood"...
  • Cover Story

    By Arthur Hertzberg

    June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Jews: The Essence and Character of aPeople"

    by Arthur Hertzberg and AronHirt-Manheimer (HarperSanFrancisco, $25)

    Can one speak of a "national character"? Whileacknowledging that the practice has a pernicious side, Rabbi ArthurHertzberg, in his provocative, if mislabeled, new...

  • Life and Death with Morrie

    By Avi Lidgi

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Mitch Albom,highly decorated sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, has probedevery subject from Dennis Rodman to Latrell Sprewell. Yet hisbest-selling book, "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man,and Life's Great Lessons," finds him tackling an even more demandingsubject:...
  • ArtsThe Year’s Best Jewish Children’s Books

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Last month,the Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winners of its Sydney Taylor Award for this year's most distinguished contributions to Jewish children's literature. AJL's award committee chose a holiday story and a mesmerizing collection of legends as the finest of the...

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