“So he did something very important, and I think we’re still living in the Allan Sherman moment. He helped to invent the American Jewish personality that we see everywhere today,” biographer Mark Cohen says.
Gary Maring will discuss his new book, Faith, Social Justice, and Public Policy: A Progressive’s View, at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda. Maring is a leader of Luther Place Memorial Church and its major interfaith social-action project, N Street Village, now celebrating four decades of service to homeless and abused women in the District, in… Read More
Journalist Rebecca Dana chronicles her time living with a lapsed Chabad rabbi in Brooklyn in her new book, Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde. Photo by Terry Gruber by Chavie Lieber JTA News and Features NEW YORK – What would happen if a pretty, educated, secular journalist experiences a horrible breakup, finds herself broke and… Read More
by Fran Kritz Ezekiel Emanuel, 56, older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm and Hollywood agent, Ari, has just written a book about the three superstar siblings, Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family. Zeke, as he’s known, charted a more cerebral path — following in the footsteps of the family patriarch, Benjamin, to become… Read More
She is the woman who wakes up in the morning with plans to conquer what terrifies her. She is the woman who is not intimidated by the sexy mom on the playground or the buxom co-worker who always gets what she wants. She lives her life from a place of purpose, passion and power. She… Read More
The graphic novelist speaks at Sixth & I by David Holzel Senior Writer Ben Katchor pondered the topic of sardine cans during his appearance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in the District last week. Katchor, creator of graphic books including Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer and The Cardboard Valise, was asked about an illustrated… Read More