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An American Jew in Israel

By Uri Regev Jessica Fishman’s skillfully written memoir Chutzpah and High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land presents to the reader a key chapter in the life of a young American Jewish woman who attempted to transform her life through Aliyah. It describes the numerous challenges she confronted in her decision to uproot herself to ... Read More »

The Last Laugh: “Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews” Reviewed

Graphic Details edited by Sarah Lightman

by Andrea Greenbaum ranitidine and alcohol zantac and hair loss ranitidine maximum dose In 1996, I spent a year in smoky comedy clubs in Tampa, Florida to document the rhetorical style of standup comedians. I paid close attention to their narratives, their body language, and then, after their sets, interviewed them about their craft—how they integrated writing and speaking in ... Read More »

Book Review: The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem

Reviewed by Clyde Haberman Read More »

Book Review: The Rise of Abraham Cahan

Reviewed by Jonathan Brent Read More »

Book Review: The Lion Seeker

Reviewed by Glenn Frankel Read More »

People of the Book's Hanukkah Throwback

By Sala Levin When you’re a child, Hanukkah is truly the most wonderful time of the year.  There’s something magical about watching the multi-colored candles add up night after night, about your family stumbling their way through songs whose words no one can entirely remember, even about the gold-wrapped gelt that you gobbled down despite the fact that they tasted ... Read More »

People of the Book: The Finkler Question and the New Anti-Semitism

by Daniel Kieval In Howard Jacobson’s Booker-prize winning novel, The Finkler Question, Jewish residents of London are increasingly alarmed by the growing number of anti-Semitic attacks worldwide. The characters receive streams of news reports in which anger or hatred toward Israel fuels violence toward Jews everywhere, regardless of their connection to the country. One woman, the curator of a new ... Read More »