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Books

  • Tikkun Olam is focus of Shapiro’s new column compilation

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    The Jewish World’s columnist Marilyn Shapiro has announced the publication of her second compilation of columns originally published in this newspaper. It is entitled Tikkun Olam: Stories Of Repairing An Unkind World. Many of her columns have reflected her life: growing up in a close knit family in a small town on Lake Champlain, getting married to Larry and the […]
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  • A Trump critic’s book about Prague may be a metaphor for Jewish resistance to authoritarianism

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – If you love something but can’t possess it, you write about it. This, the secret axiom of many a besotted author, applies to the palatial embassy residence in Prague that seduced Norm Eisen. As U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, he lived in it for three years, from 2011-2014, and wrote about it for four, […]
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  • Alicia Ostriker named State poet and Colson Whitehead named State author; to be awarded here

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that Colson Whitehead has been named New York’s 12th State author and that Alicia Ostriker has been named New York’s 11th State poet. Whitehead, novelist, journalist, memoirist, and nonfiction writer will receive the New York State Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction Writers; and Ostriker will receive the New York State Walt Whitman […]
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  • Ben Stiller helps Gary Shteyngart sell his latest novel. Buyer beware.

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Gary Shteyngart is nearly as successful in gathering A-list friends as he is in writing critically acclaimed novels. To promote his 2014 memoir Little Failure, he starred in a video that featured Rashida Jones as his publisher and James Franco as his husband. For his latest novel, Lake Success, Shteyngart has Ben Stiller in his corner. In […]
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  • AJCC Book Mavens to feature talk by Rabbi Magidson

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    ALBANY–Rabbi Beverly Magidson, director of chaplaincy services for the Jewish Federation of Northeastern N.Y., will review The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Albany Jewish Community Center (AJCC) Book Mavens session. The program, from 3- 4:30 p.m., will be in the Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd. The community is welcome to attend. Written in diary form, […]
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  • Jews and the mob to be the focus  of Saratoga Chabad on July 31

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2018
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–“The history of the mob and the history of Jews in America are intertwined, and it’s a history that Myron Sugerman, author of the recently released book The Last Jewish Gangster from Meyer to Myron, will discuss on Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m.  at  Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., Saratoga Springs,” said Rabbi Abba Rubin, codirector of the Sarataga Chabad.  […]
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  • Faye Silton to discuss Mirvis book with Book Mavens on July 25

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center has slated a book review, open to the community, on Wednesday, July 25, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Center’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd. Faye Silton, retired educator/author will focus during the Book Mavens’ session on Tova Mirvis’ The Book of Separation, an intimate memoir telling of Mirvis’ divorce and separation from modern Orthodox Judaism. Sixty-Plus Dining following […]
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  • Klagsbrun, Kadish, Shoyer, to attend Hevreh’s Jewish Festival of Books in July

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2018
    GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.–The Berkshires’ second annual Jewish Festival of Books has been announced for Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington, Mass. from Thursday, July 26, through Sunday, July 29.  Co-presented by Hevreh and the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, in partnership with the Jewish Book Council, and with the support of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the festival will feature […]
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  • “Through the Yiddish Looking Glass” exhibit  at Yiddish Book Center

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    Illustrations offer a glimpse at an overlooked component of Yiddish literature AMHERST, Mass. – The visiting exhibit “Through the Yiddish Looking Glass: The Art of Yiddish Children’s Literature is on view at the Yiddish Book Center in the Center’s Brechner Gallery through the fall  of 2018. The exhibit features Yiddish children’s book illustrations, created by artists who often contributed their work to other […]
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  • Philip Roth showed me how to be an American Jew

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – I never did anything like that with liver, but when I read Portnoy’s Complaint, I knew it was about me. Not the actual me, because I would never do any of the things that Alexander Portnoy confesses in the 274-page rant—about lust, parental guilt, lust, neurosis, non-Jewish women and lust—by Philip Roth, […]
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