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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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....

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:...

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...

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...
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‘Finding Your Roots’ Features Three Jewish Stories

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

A Year After Premiere of Who Will Write Our History, Nancy Spielberg Reflects

  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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