Jewish Journal

The Legacy of ‘Esther’s Children’

by Gina Nahai

June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

"Village Jewish Girl." Photo by Antoin Sevruguin, 1875. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Insitution, Myron Bement Smith Collection.

In his introduction to Esther's Children," (Jewish Publication Society, $110) editor Houman Sarshar speaks of a time when, at 6... read full article

  • A Matter of Crime

    by Teresa Strasser

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Crime does pay. Wait, no. I pay for crime. That is to say, I pay for books about crime because I can't get enough of serial killers, crime profiling,...

  • The Bookstore and the Jew

    by Hank Rosenfeld

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "You can say for us," said my rabbis, "that if the rich and important and soul-harassed Jews of the town will come to our synagogues, we will not tell...

  • A Children’s Book That’s Infectious

    by Michael Aushenker

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm in awe of animals," Winnick says. "I think they're amazing. They teach me about basic truths."

    "Barn Sneeze," which chronicles the journey of a...

  • Back to Basics

    by Judy Bart Kancigor

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Once in a great while, a cookbook comes along so utterly gorgeous it practically springs from my kitchen shelf and hurls itself upon my coffee table.


  • For What It’s Worth

    by Mike Levy

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    That silver kiddush cup you save for special occasions? Your great-grandmother's seder plate? Beautiful objects with sentimental and ritual value, sure,...

  • Shedding Some Light

    by Amy Klein

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

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

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

  • Between a Couch and a Hard Place

    by Carmela Ciuraru

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We never feel quite so much ourselves as when we are seduced -- a feeling no less intoxicating or sublime when the seducer happens to be a therapist, even...

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