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In his fascinating and eminently readable new book, Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books, Rabbi Mark Glickman reminds us that Jews have always relied on books as essential sinews, binding Jews to God, to each other, and to the rest of humanity, regardless of time or space.

Rabbi Robert Orkand
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When I was confirmed in 1965, I received a copy of The Rabbi by Noah Gordon as a gift. Reading the novel proved to be a watershed moment in my life. As the story drew back the curtain on the personal and private life of a young man who enters the rabbinate, I thought – for the first time – that I, too, might someday come to be a rabbi.

Rabbi Elliot Strom

William Shakespeare's name appears on many of play, but no evidence demonstrates that he actually wrote them. Could they have actually been written by Aemelia Bassano?

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

The Bible continues to be the best-selling book in history, perhaps because each reader can identify with some aspect of its ancient text. It is this notion that informs the essays of the 24 novelists, poets, scholars, and journalists who answered the call to write about a Biblical book or passage with personal meaning to them.

Rabbi Robert Orkand

Looking for a good book to give your favorite bibliophile this Hanukkah?

Stacey Robinson and Book Cover

The essays and poems in Stacey Zisook Robinson’s Dancing in the Palm of Go

Deborah Rood Goldman

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow (1915-2005), Zachary Leader, professor of English Literature at the University of Roehampton, has pub

Rabbi Robert Orkand

I understand why Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See wo

Debbie Halpern

“This is the 150th anniversary of the most momentous Pesach in American history,” says Jonathan D.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

Curious about my maternal grandmother's long and productive life, I tried on numerous occasions to record her recollections.

Rabbi Robert Orkand


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