New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series
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.
“Hillel Halkin’s beautiful new biography of Halevi, the latest of the Nextbook Press Jewish Encounters series, will enchant and intrigue in equal measure.”
Ruth Wisse takes on anti-Semitism and Jewish discomfort with being in charge
Baruch Spinoza inspired Rebecca Goldstein. So why is she out to betray him?
Examining Maimonides with Sherwin Nuland
In The Life of David, the first book in Nextbook’s Jewish Encounters series, Robert Pinsky examines the legacy of one of the Bible’s most compelling figures