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Nextbook Press Authors in the News

New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series

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Watch Daniel Gordis Discuss Menachem Begin

The author chats about his new book on the polarizing prime minister tonight

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Tracing the Rise of Abraham Cahan, From Factory Worker to Newsroom Titan

In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the founder of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’ makes his way to New York

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Sholem Aleichem Created Tevye—and the Modern American Jewish Sense of Tradition

In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the Yiddish master’s funeral at Carnegie Hall begins to shape a legacy

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Bad Things, Good Person

Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.

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‘Tzelem Elohim’ on Tatooine

Comment of the Week

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Obama’s Hours

Comment of the Week

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A Treat Not Even a Dog Will Eat

Comment of the Week

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General Frenemy

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.

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Let’s Read ‘General Grant’!

Introducing Scroll Book Club

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The Jewish Vote and the Nagging Question of Dual Loyalty

Charges have dogged American Jews since the 1868 election, as Jonathan Sarna explains in ‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’

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Counterpunch

Comment of the Week

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When Haman Wore the Union Blues

An excerpt from new release When General Grant Expelled The Jews

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Afternoon Nap

Break-out sessions take over AIPAC

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The Two Fagins

Comment of the Week

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Happy Birthday, President Lincoln

Former president appears in forthcoming Nextbook Press book

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And the Award Goes To …

‘Sacred Trash’ takes one prize, and Sami Rohr finalists announced

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Nextbook Press Titles Honored

2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced

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Sex With Someone We Love

Comment of the Week

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Song of Myself (and My Cats)

Comment of the Week

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Rules of Engagement

The president of Israel remembers Ben-Gurion’s 1948 decision to exempt young Orthodox men from military service

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Raw Deal

To understand widespread Israeli alienation from the beauty of Jewish tradition, look to Ben-Gurion’s political bargain with the Orthodox

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Legacies

Agenda: The Dead Sea Scrolls in Times Square, Legado screens in Chicago, Arab-Israeli culture in London, Joan Rivers in Fort Worth, and more

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Torchbearer

Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus” is a greater symbol of freedom’s light than the Statue of Liberty

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Uncivil

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.

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Father Figure

Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor

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Sundown: Drawn and Quartet-ed

Plus the tallest guy at the Jewish day school, and more

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Our ‘Brazen Giant’ Turns 125

Nextbook Press presents an annotated version of ‘The New Colossus’

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Nobody Likes You When You’re 23

Comment of the Week

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Reading and Eating

Food pairings for Nextbook Press books