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The Book on Olives

By Rob Eshman

September 4, 1997 | 8:00 pm

'Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit,'

by Mort Rosenblum (North Point Press, $25)

In his endlessly fascinating book, "Olives: The Life and Lore of a Noble Fruit," Mort Rosenblum reminds... read full article

  • Touch and Go

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Touch and Go

    TV writer and CBS executive Eugene Stein exposes a darkerside in his latest book of fiction

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Senior Writer

    Eugene Stein calls himself a Jewish writer, a gay writer, aprogressive writer.

    He is also a successful TV writer and the vice president of...

  • All the Tenacity

    By Rob Eshman

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    All the Tenacity

    in the World

    Neglected by publishing and the press, author Robert AnthonySiegel is out pitching his funny first novel by himself

    By Robert Eshman, Associate Editor

    For Robert Anthony Siegel,April is indeed the cruelest month.Siegel's first novel came out in April --...

  • Summer Reading From the

    August 7, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    This thick, compact tome is designed for people like me. We wantto be able to access the names, ideas, dates and import of nearly6,000 years of Jewish learning and history, but we simply don't haveenough room in our heads to store it all. A near-complete revision ofa similar book...
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  • Read Me a Story

    By Diane Arieff

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sure, the children's shelves at bookstores are crowded with schlocky merchandising tie-ins and humorless "P.C." stories that groan under the weight of their own environmental and multi-culti lessons. But look a bit more carefully; you'll find the kinds of books that create those...
  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I love cookbooks, but on lazy summer days, I usually read fiction -- few cookbooks are engaging enough to replace a good novel. And when I go into the kitchen at all, it's usually just to stand in front of the open freezer. But when I do find a cookbook that captures me, cooking with...
  • Beyond Their Means?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 1997 | 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...

  • Beach Bio Bingo

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Eventually, we all will have to read a biography of Steven Spielberg. No other filmmaker, and few other humans, have had such an impact on the culture we live in and the one our children will inherit. So far, it looks like the biography we'll be reading will be Joseph McBride's...

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