New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series
The author chats about his new book on the polarizing prime minister tonight
In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the founder of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’ makes his way to New York
In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the Yiddish master’s funeral at Carnegie Hall begins to shape a legacy
Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.
Comment of the Week
In 1862, Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expelling all Jews from his territory. Turns out, that was a good thing. Historian Jonathan Sarna explains.
Introducing Scroll Book Club
Charges have dogged American Jews since the 1868 election, as Jonathan Sarna explains in ‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’
An excerpt from new release When General Grant Expelled The Jews
Break-out sessions take over AIPAC
Former president appears in forthcoming Nextbook Press book
‘Sacred Trash’ takes one prize, and Sami Rohr finalists announced
2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced
The president of Israel remembers Ben-Gurion’s 1948 decision to exempt young Orthodox men from military service
To understand widespread Israeli alienation from the beauty of Jewish tradition, look to Ben-Gurion’s political bargain with the Orthodox
Agenda: The Dead Sea Scrolls in Times Square, Legado screens in Chicago, Arab-Israeli culture in London, Joan Rivers in Fort Worth, and more
Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” is a greater symbol of freedom’s light than the Statue of Liberty
As Israel fought for independence, David Ben-Gurion turned the military’s guns on Jews. In his new biography, Shimon Peres recalls his mentor’s greatest test.
Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor
Plus the tallest guy at the Jewish day school, and more
Nextbook Press presents an annotated version of ‘The New Colossus’
Food pairings for Nextbook Press books