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  • Laughter and smiles

    July 7, 2016 | 2:41 pm

    Above all else, it is through his smile that I best remember Elie Wiesel from a decade in his classroom at Boston University.  For 10 years I merited to take part in his seminars which were always titled “Literature of Memory.” First I was a student, then an undergraduate...

  • A work unworthy of Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker

    By Michael Berenbaum

    August 14, 2013 | 11:41 am

    What is a reviewer to do when a truly gifted writer writes a genuinely awful book?

    I suspect that I was invited to write this review because the editor suspected that I might be open to the author’s experience, moved by the power of her words, and might not dismiss her critique...

  • Bullying and the house of horrors

    April 18, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    The shocking news came over the Passover holiday. Five young men, all Jews, were found in a basement, bound together nearly naked, covered in welts and smeared with honey, hot sauce and flour. When they were rescued, the victims were shivering and described as having “horrified and...

  • The End of Days

    August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The way Richard Landes goes on about Y2K and the end of days, you might think he's some kind of nut. He's not. It's just that he's been watching kooks for so long, he sometimes begins to sound like one.

    A professor of medieval history at Boston University, Landes is a leading expert...