books

Accidental Czar: Russia's Putin is a real-life comic-book villain - review

Accidental Czar packs its punch by sticking to the facts as we see how Russia's Vladimir Putin went from chasing rats to threatening world peace.

By PAUL GOLDBERG
03/02/2023

'Profiles in Peace': How NGO peacebuilders became the 'only game in town' - review

Ron Kronish reviews efforts by politicians to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 1967 Six Day War and provides biographical sketches of six peacebuilders

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
03/02/2023

Alien expert: They don't come in peace

Malcolm Robinson has researched UFO sightings and alien abductions for decades and is one of the experts in the field.

By MAARIV ONLINE
31/01/2023

Which books topped this year’s Sydney Taylor Jewish children’s book awards?

The Sydney Taylor Book Awards are awarded annually to outstanding works of Jewish literature for children.

By PENNY SCHWART/ JTA
31/01/2023

Shakespeare’s lost manuscript

David Herman packs a great deal into the small book, and The Lost Manuscript will certainly be enjoyed by an adolescent readership – and by many adults as well.

Hope is a Woman's Name: The autobiography of Dr. Amal Elsana Alh’jooj - review

Dr. Amal Elsana Alh’jooj is a Bedouin, Palestinian, Arab, Israeli, Muslim, feminist and social work academic with degrees in social work from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and McGill University.

By Gillian Lewando Hundt
27/01/2023

Etrog: The significance of this Sukkot fruit in Judaism - review

When is a piece of fruit more than a piece of fruit? The history and meaning of the etrog is explored in a new book.

By MARTIN LOCKSHIN
27/01/2023
Martin Buber (left) and Judah Magnes (center) testifying before the Anglo- American Committee of Inq

Judah Magne: Zionist, Reform rabbi, academic pioneer - book review

This is a fascinating book about a rare Reform Jewish Zionist rabbi of the 20th century who came to Israel and struggled for peace between Jews and Arabs in this land all of his life.

By RON KRONISH
27/01/2023

Terrorists in Israeli prisons claim to smuggle out books glorifying terror

Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists say they managed to write books on the terror attacks the groups committed to encourage recruitment.

'Morgenthau': The story of New York City royalty - review

In Morgenthau, journalist Andrew Meier draws on exclusive access to family archives to provide a magisterial, informative, engrossing, largely laudatory chronicle of an American dynasty.

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
21/01/2023
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