Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel Has Something for Everyone

Review By Michele Justic As well-intentioned as Chazal were to create learning opportunities within the Seder, some people can lose interest through the night. The Haggadah was compiled before many...

Rabbi Hutner And The Rebbe

Reviewed by Yochanan Gordon There’s a story of the Kotzker Rebbe who was asked by a group of chassidim how well he knew his followers. They began singling out individuals,...

German Author’s Book About Holocaust Guilt Wins Critics Award

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – A German author’s graphic memoir about what she calls the inherited sin of the Holocaust won the prestigious National Book Critics Circle award. Nora Krug’s “Belonging”...

Holocaust Historian Leaves Young Israel Over Support for Netanyahu, Extreme Right Party

(JTA) — Deborah Lipstadt, the prominent Holocaust historian, is resigning her membership in her local synagogue because it belongs to a movement that defended an Israeli political deal with...

Immigrant Tale Wins Top Jewish Children’s Book Honor

(JTA) — A picture book based on the classic “All-of-a-Kind Family” books by Sydney Taylor won an award named in her memory. “All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah” (Schwartz & Wade), about a turn-of-the-century immigrant Jewish...

Nazi Hunters’ Memoir Wins National Jewish Book Award

(JTA) — Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, two prominent French Nazi hunters, won the Jewish Book Council’s top national book award on Wednesday. “Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld” includes...
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

YUConnects Kicks Off Long Island Event at Beth Sholom

  On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents”...

Author Judith Kerr Dies Weeks Before Her 96th Birthday

Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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