Jewish Journal

  • Jews’ Winning Words

    by Sandee Brawarsky

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Nobody remembers whether the Torah has ever won a book award before. This year's National Jewish Book Award for general nonfiction goes to "Etz Hayim:...

  • Storybook Chance

    by Andrea Adelson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The trophy-hunting editor's instructions were explicit: before leaving, take your handbag into the restroom and snag a napkin with a vice presidential...

  • Shedding Some Light

    by Amy Klein

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Everything Is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin, $24).

    Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, "Everything Is Illuminated" has garnered...

  • Spinning a Jewish Web

    by Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When preschool teacher Sylvia Rouss noticed a lack of children's literature about Judaism, she did something about it: she wrote the books herself. Rouss,...

  • Where the Wild Things Came From

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Every Sunday night in the late 1930s, Maurice Sendak's immigrant relatives descended on his Brooklyn home and ate everything in sight.

    "I was afraid they...

  • Three Little Words

    by Laura Levine

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When the book came in the mail, I lifted it from the Amazon box and gazed at it with pride. There on the cover were three little words that warmed my...

  • Out on a Limb

    by Sandee Brawarsky

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Janet Sternburg accomplishes in a phrase what usually takes pages, even books, to describe. She uses the image of the phantom limb -- the phenomenon...

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