The Woman Who Created a Private World Amid Nazi Horror
'Charlotte' is a lyrical, haunting look at a young artist who perished at Auschwitz at the age of 26.
Here and There: Leaving Hasidism, Keeping My Family
Chaya Deitsch’s chronicle of her life in the Lubavitch community reveals an undisguised, wistful nostalgia for the culture she turned her back on.
A Review of ‘East West Street’ and the Origins and Genocide
As Philippe Sands writes in this indispensable book, “international law offered few constraints on the majority’s treatment of minorities and no rights for individuals."
‘Pumpkinflowers’: A Review of Matti Friedman’s New Novel
Friedman argues that the morass Israel encountered in Lebanon was a precursor to the struggles Western societies now face.
Daniel Gordis’s ‘Israel’ Named Jewish Book of the Year
In his masterful work, Gordis sought to honor “Israel’s extraordinary accomplishments” while being honest about “many of its failings."
Casting Lots, A Memoir of Motherhood, Adoption and Anxiety
Susan Silverman’s search for God, identity and family as she becomes a rabbi and creates a blended family.