November 20, 2013 3:58pm
An angst-ridden purple gorilla and a bear mistaken for a rabbi (via master storyteller author Eric Kimmel) enliven the Hanukkah celebration in new holiday books for children, families and young adults.
October 14, 2013 5:37pm
A Massachusetts rabbi pens a ditty about the confluence of two holidays celebrating religious freedom.
September 30, 2013 10:33am
It took five years and negotiations with multiple levels of government, religious authorities and a thicket of security organizations, but National Geographic Entertainment has produced a stunning visual tour of Judaism’s holiest city.
September 4, 2013 1:34pm
“Rifka Takes a Bow,” fulfilling a decades-long dream for the author, is based on her experiences as a child growing up in the Yiddish theater.
August 19, 2013 12:37pm
The new crop of children’s books for the High Holidays opens a world beyond the beloved traditional symbols of the New Year
July 1, 2013 2:56pm
A census of U.S. day school students in 2008-09 found a decline in non-Orthodox enrollment even as the wider day school population grew 11 percent. Four years later, the situation hasn’t improved.
March 11, 2013 2:15pm
The seder in 14 rhyming steps and a poetic salute to munching matzah highlight new children’s books for Passover.
March 11, 2013 2:13pm
Francine Hermelin Levite and Edgar Bronfman have been using unique versions of the Passover Haggadah for years. Now the mother of three and the business giant-Jewish philanthropist have decided to publish their versions of the Exodus story.
March 7, 2013 8:01pm
For decades, Marian Marzynski has won critical accolades for his films about the Holocaust and Polish Jewry. Now, in “Never Forget to Lie,” he tells his own story of childhood escape from the Warsaw Ghetto.
February 4, 2013 5:35pm
Two rare Jewish books illustrated by Maurice Sendak were sold at auction days before the posthumous publication of a new book by the author.
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