Jewish history

Book Review: Little Lamb, Who Tried to Kill Thee? — Exploring the Story of Abraham and Isaac

March 19, 2014
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In the superb “But where is the lamb?,” James Goodman takes up the numerous ramifications, moral and otherwise, of God’s chilling command to sacrifice Isaac and Abraham’s — perhaps more chilling — acquiescence.

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Fuse Views: Remembering a Preserver of Memory

March 9, 2014
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Jiri Fiedler’s was a life of quiet heroism dedicated to the indispensable task of keeping the past alive.

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Book Review: “The Elixir of Immortality” — A Fabulous Ride Through European History

February 1, 2014
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Love stories, treachery, brilliant plans, history itself gone awry – it’s all here in inspiring abundance in this fabulous novel, where the Spinozas make their way through hundreds of years of European history.

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Short Fuse: The History of Jewish Emancipation

January 7, 2010
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An engaging book from a London-based journalist that sets out to illuminate a challenging slice of Jewish history. “Emancipation: How Liberating Europe’s Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance” by Michael Goldfarb, Simon and Schuster, 408 pages, $30.00. Reviewed by Harvey Blume Michael Goldfarb is an American-born, London-based contributor to NPR (as well…

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