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.
Jiri Fiedler’s was a life of quiet heroism dedicated to the indispensable task of keeping the past alive.
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.
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 […]