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  • Sparks ignite in ‘Afternoon Delight’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Writer-director Jill Soloway has quite the reputation for writing about Jews and sex. As co-executive producer on HBO’s hit mortuary drama “Six Feet Under,” she created a Reform rabbi character whose congregant’s boyfriend accidentally hangs himself during autoerotic asphyxiation....

  • Jesus, the Jew

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 7, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Reza Aslan, an author and scholar of religion, has established himself as a familiar face and voice on American television, the go-to guy for commentary on the Islamic world, and he embodies all the right stuff: youthful good looks, depth of knowledge and the kind of media savvy...

  • Top toys for baby boomers

    July 19, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    The kids have finally moved out, and retirement is on the horizon — it’s time you spoiled yourself with a few must-have toys. Whether your idea of luxury is never having to mow the lawn again or being able to pursue your favorite hobby, technology has ushered in a new era of...

  • The Settler Is Free….

    By Orit Arfa

    July 10, 2013 | 11:08 am

    This is a hugely emotional moment for me. This is the moment I let my baby run free into the world. By "baby," I mean my debut novel, The Settler.

    Those who have followed my musings about Israel throughout the years might know that I have been obsessed with the aftermath of...

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  • Ken Brecher: From Amazon jungle to Library Foundation

    March 28, 2013 | 6:50 am

    If Ken Brecher were a book, he’d be a hard one to set down.

    The 67-year-old president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is a treasure-trove of exotic stories and insightful anecdotes. One need only step into his office inside downtown’s Central Library to find out.

    ...
  • Amazon.com drops jigsaw puzzle of Nazi camp Dachau

    October 2, 2012 | 9:32 am

    The American online retailer Amazon.com has stopped selling a jigsaw puzzle featuring the Dachau Nazi concentration camp following complaints.

    The puzzle has 252 parts that together form a picture of the camp. Before it was taken offline Oct. 1, the product description said  the...

  • Ellen Levy’s unlikely quest to find herself in the Amazon

    July 27, 2012 | 10:00 am

    “Amazons: A Love Story” (University of Missouri Press: $24.95) is a highly unusual, poignant coming-of-age saga by a half-Jewish writer nearly off the scale in candor and braininess. Her name is E.J. (Ellen) Levy. My bet is that any lover of words who takes the time to read her...

  • BARGAIN HUNTING

    By Annie Korzen

    July 13, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    I hate to go shopping when I need something.  I don’t enjoy having to race against a deadline to find the right thing at the right price.  I prefer to buy stuff when I spot a good deal, and then I have it when I need it. 

    My son was wandering through the mall a few weeks ago, not...

  • Top ten lists: Time, Barnes & Noble and Amazon

    By Book Buzz

    December 14, 2008 | 4:05 pm

    It’s almost holiday season and books still make great gifts. Here are a couple top ten lists to help with your selection.

    Perhaps the most popular list, released by TIME, offers fiction and non-fiction books. Interestingly enough the magazine only lists five fiction and five...

  • The Amazon’s magical mystery rabbi

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Details of Rabbi Shalom Emmanuel Muyal's mission and death in the Amazon remain obscure, but that's nothing compared to the mystery of his afterlife.

    Local Catholics have named him the Santo Judeu Milagreiro de Manaus, or the Holy Jewish Miracle Worker of Manaus. His tomb receives...

  • Goldberg’s List

    By Rob Eshman

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Americans are only 2 percent of the nation's population, but they are 25 percent of its problem.

    That's according to Bernard Goldberg, whose new, bestselling nonfiction book is called, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is No. 37)."

    The book offers one-...

  • Memoirs From the Orthodox ‘Minefield’

    By Ami Eden

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A quick surf on Amazon.com or a stroll through the local bookstore suggests that we are living in the era of the political memoir. Anyone with enough time to wade through at least a sampling of the abundant "I was there" autobiographies from Beltway vets will end up not only with a...

  • Shalom, Amazon

    By Robin Cembalest

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A few weeks ago I welcomed Shabbat in Iquitos, Peru, one of the most isolated cities in the world. Located four degrees south of the Equator and surrounded by nearly impenetrable jungle, Iquitos is accessible only by air or by river -- that is, the Amazon.

    The Shabbat service was...

  • Dining With Cannibals

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The documentary, "Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale," began when artist David Shapiro found a box of old books jutting out of a pile of garbage on Avenue B in Manhattan's East Village.

    The year was 1994, and Shapiro and his sister, author Laurie Gwen Shapiro, both...