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.
January 22, 2013 4:53pm
The Depression-era story of an observant Jewish girl trying to fit in and a Raoul Wallenberg biography were among the choices for Sydney Taylor Book Awards.
November 30, 2012 9:11pm
From kosher comedy to a swinging Mardi Gras version of the “Dreidel” song, a new book and CD compilation explore the intriguing, delightful and sometimes perplexing ways in which American Jews have responded to Christmas.
November 30, 2012 8:03pm
An adventure set on the high seas and two fun-filled books with food and activities are on the list of new Chanukah books this year.
September 8, 2012 7:58pm
A giant googly-eyed fish, mischievous magicians and sukkah-eating squirrels are among the characters in a new crop of engaging Jewish children’s books that relate to the observance or themes of the Jewish High Holidays.
July 3, 2012 3:24pm
The Reform movement continues to explore how best to respond to intermarriage, shifting its approach on the sensitive issue of its rabbis officiating at intermarriages.
March 28, 2012 8:50pm
A vacuum-like robot that cleans the house and a spunky Israeli girl on an underground adventure in Jerusalem are among the characters featured in new children’s books for Passover.
March 28, 2012 5:45pm
The fragrant flavors of charoset past inspired Robin Cohen, a computer programmer turned national award-winning cook and food writer, to create Seder Sweetness, a new jarred fruit conserve with an easy recipe for home cooks.
March 27, 2012 8:43pm
Making unique Jewish crafts can transform Passover holiday celebrations from ho-hum to memorable. The new book “Jewish Threads,” along with other books and Internet sites, can help.