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A cornucopia of books …With Chanukah almost upon us, think of giving some of these newly published books to friends and relatives as gifts. Bernard Lewis, the British-...read more...
Gaon of Vilna was a great scholar of Jewish textsThe last decades of the 18th century were a critical time in Jewish history. Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) and his circle of friends and colleagues...read more...
U.S., Iran remain on collision course, book suggestsIran has been an enduring constant in U.S. foreign policy since the fall of the Iranian monarchy and its replacement by an Islamic fundamentalist...read more...
‘Kanlica’ un très beau roman de J. Erol RussoKanlica -qui se prononce Kanlidja  en langue turque- est une petite et somptueuse baie sise au milieu du Bosphore, à quelques encablures...read more...
‘Sept années à Jérusalem’ de Julien BauerSpécialiste reconnu d’Israël et du conflit israélo-pa­lestinien, le Professeur Julien Bauer, qui enseigne depuis trente...read more...
Philip Roth calls it a dayThe publisher for Philip Roth confirmed that the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Jewish novelist is retiring from writing. The Portnoy’s...read more...
Chabon’s latest brims with references to pop cultureNot surprisingly, American author Michael Chabon originally developed the premise, story and characters for his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue (...read more...
Le terme ‘Judiada’ suscite une controverseLa Communauté juive d’Espagne, qui compte quelque 40000 âmes, est profondément outrée. La Real Aca­de­mia...read more...
A young woman’s journey through 9th century BabyloniaRahel, a 17-year-old Jewish girl living in the ninth century in Sura, in what was then Babylonia (Bavel), is about to be happily married off to a...read more...
Syria uses a ‘security solution’ to crush uprising: authorSyria is drowning in a vicious civil war as its headstrong president, Bashar Assad, wilfully destroys the country in piecemeal fashion in a desperate...read more...

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