One of Manhattan’s Remaining Judaica Stores to Close

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — Locals and visitors looking for a Judaica store here will soon only have two options. J. Levine Books and Judaica, a longtime seller of...

Book Review of ‘Dear Rebbe’

  By Yochanan Gordon Since this is a book comprising the chronology of correspondence that the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, ob’m, a chassidic rebbe, had with specific individuals, it would...

Halacha Yomis: Daily Halachic Companion From OU Press

OU Press, the publishing division of the Orthodox Union, announces the publication of Halacha Yomis: A Daily Halachic Companion. Containing 354 brief selections, one halacha for each day of...

Philip Roth’s Possessions to Be Auctioned for Charity

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — There are fans of Philip Roth who enjoy his books. Then there are the fans who want to own his typewriters. The latter have...

6 New Children’s Books for the New Year

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) — A Rosh Hashanah apple cake bake-off fit for reality television and another installment in the Scarlet and Sam series from the award-winning author Eric A....

Proclaim Liberty Throughout The Land: The Hebrew Bible In The United States

The Zahava and Moshael J. Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University recently released Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: The Hebrew Bible in the United States:...

Shall We Wake the President?: Disaster Management from the Oval Office

Book Review by Michele Justic In light of the current Coronavirus Crisis, 5TJT is revisiting this book review, modified from the original printed in 2017. Tevi Troy has also published...

Best-Selling Novelist Judith Krantz Dies at 91

(JTA) — Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz, whose first novel “Scruples” was published the year she turned 50, has died. Krantz died on Saturday at her home in Bel Air, California,...

Kafka Letters Reveal Deep Affinity for Hebrew

JNS.org – Writings of 20th century Jewish writer Franz Kafka made public for the first time this summer reveal his great affinity for the Hebrew language. Living in Prague in...

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 at the age of 95....
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