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Sunset silhouette of a person reading a book while lying in a hammock strung up between palm trees

We may be well into summer, but there are still plenty of beach days (or sitting-outside-days) ahead.

Marissa Solomon
Barbed wire fence in front of Majdanek concentration camp on a sunny day

From Anne Frank's diary to Elie Wiesel's Night, books about the Holocaust remain some of the most powerful and well-known pieces of literature published in the past century.

Josefin Dolsten (JTA)
Closeup of a womans hands holding a book as she reads on a lawn

You know the story: When the Israelites made their exodus from Egypt, they fled in such haste that they did not have time to grab even some light reading.

Victor Wishna (JTA)
Two little boys with flashlights reading in a blankey fort

From a new audio version of "Hanukkah Bear" — a holiday favorite by National Jewish Book Award winner Eric A.

Penny Schwartz (JTA)

As the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors, I remember, as a child, wanting to kill the monster (who in the 1950s was rumored to be in hiding) responsible for murdering my extended family back in Pol

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

Summer's here, and whether from the heat or the humidity or the harrowing election cycle, we bet you could use an escape.

Victor Wishna (JTA)

Two years ago, a friend sent me a memoir titled Afterimages because she remembe

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

In his fascinating and eminently readable new book, Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Book

Rabbi Robert Orkand


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