Monthly Archives: April 2011

Book Cover of the Week: The Arrogant Years

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

As promised, a book to look forward to this summer: 2008 Sami Rohr Prize Winner Lucette Lagnado’s The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn…view it here.

Hannah Arendt and the Eichmann Trial

On Monday, Deborah Lipstadt wrote about eerie anniversaries. She is the author of the new book The Eichmann Trial.

I have spent much of the past few weeks talking about my new book, The Eichmann Trial. Continue reading here.

April 11th: An Eerie Confluence of Dates

Deborah Lipstadt’s most recent book, The Eichmann Trial, is now available. She will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.
It was the 50th anniversary of the start of the Eichmann Trial and the 11th anniversary of the verdict [judgment] in my libel trial in the UK when David Irving sued me for libel for calling him a Holocaust denier. Continue reading here.

 

Righting Wrongs

Ealier this week, Austin Ratner wrote about Hillel sandwiches and patricide, photography, and Audrey Hepburn. His first book, The Jump Artist, is the winner of the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. He has been blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘sAuthor Blog.
It goes against my convictions as a novelist to characterize any person as either a demon or a hero; human nature isn’t so simple.  It’s the fascist psyche that adores such black-and-white categories: good or bad, Aryan or Jew, friend or enemy, worthy of life or of extermination.  Continue reading here.

Jewish Book Carnival: April

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
It’s been a few months since the JBC hosted the ever-growing  Jewish Book Carnival, so we’re excited to be April’s host and set you up with some Pesach reading. Continue reading here.

Patricide, Photography, and Audrey Hepburn

On Monday, Austin Ratner wrote about Hillel sandwiches. His first book, The Jump Artist, is the winner of the 2011 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.

People who have read The Jump Artist sometimes ask me what’s fact and what’s fiction. My answer is that it’s all fiction, but it’s fiction that incorporates as many facts as I could uncover and reasonably include.  Continue reading here.

Book Cover of the Week: Vaclav and Lena

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Haley Tanner’s first novel, Vaclav & Lena, will be out in May. Continue reading here.