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  • Trolling between the lines: Collecting titles at Publishers’ BookExpo

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    BookExpo, 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...
  • Publishing Perils

    By Yehuda Lev

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Say what you will about journalism as a profession, you are never unemployed. Instead, you are "between assignments," a condition I found myself in during the early 1980s at the same time that The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was preparing to launch its new Jewish...

  • A Peek Behind the Curtain of Oz

    By Helen Epstein

    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....

  • Little Miss Shmutzy

    By Gaby Wenig

    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...

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  • A Writer’s Road

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    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...

  • News That’s Fit to Paw Print

    By Melissa Maroff

    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...

  • Zionism, by George

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    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...

  • ‘Image’ Is Everything

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dara Horn wrote an exuberant scene in her stunning debut novel, "In the Image," upon returning to her dreary garret flat during a year abroad in 1999. "I'd been to this dismal British market in which an entire aisle was devoted to butter and fats," the ebullient Horn, 25, said...

  • One American Muslim

    By Rob Eshman

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Tashbih Sayyed told me he has cried three times in his adult life: once when his father died, once when his mother died and once when he had to sell his house.

    Sayyed was born in India in 1941 into a Shiite Muslim family. After the 1948 partition, his family, feeling persecuted by...

  • Dear Rabbi Wolpe

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    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...

  • Boys Wonder

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Joe [incredulous]: Jewish superheroes?

    Sammy: What, they're all Jewish, superheroes. Superman, you don't think he's Jewish? Coming from the old country, changing his name like that. Clark Kent, only a Jew would pick up a name like that for himself.

    A day after Yom Kippur, Michael...

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