June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pmBookExpo, the annual convention of booksellers and book publishers that took place in Los Angeles one recent weekend, is the book industry's annual get-together, alternating among the publishing hub of New York and various other cities, such as Miami, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and...
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November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
"A Tale of Love and Darkness," by Amos Oz (Harcourt, $26).
Since 1968, when his novel "My Michael" -- exquisitely narrated by a despairing young wife in Jerusalem -- mesmerized thousands of readers, Amos Oz has been recognized as one of Israel's most gifted and prolific authors....
July 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Anne-Marie Baila Asner was concerned that Yiddish words were disappearing from the vernacular. After all, she only knew about 30 words, and most of her peers knew even fewer.
So she decided that she was going to reinvigorate Yiddish by writing and illustrating cute, brightly colored...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
"I don't ever read reviews," playwright Jessica Goldberg said. "I'm too sensitive ... I'd rather not know."
The revelation is surprising, considering that the soft-spoken Jewish dramatist hasn't had so many bad reviews. Her edgy yet entertaining work has often earned kudos since one...
August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm
In 1999, Lori Golden left a 25-year career in freelance television production when she found industry changes and "ageism" working against her. Struggling to make ends meet, Golden taught herself desktop publishing and, soon after, The Pet Press was born.
The paper's primary goals...
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
In a key scene in "Masterpiece Theatre's" "Daniel Deronda," adapted from George Eliot's 1876 novel, the hero attends a Zionist meeting. "Isn't the way forward through assimilation?" asks Deronda (Hugh Dancy), an orphaned aristocrat unsure of his roots.
"When we pretend to be what we...
February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
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November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Dear Rabbi Wolpe,
I admit it.
As an Orthodox rabbi, I'm genuinely embarrassed at the moment.
Judging by the recent goings-on in the Jewish book publishing world, where certain Orthodox authors have been taken to task for their controversial writings and books have either been...
October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm