On June 2, 2014, the Jewish Review of Books and Yale University Press hosted an evening for our editorial board member Hillel Halkin’s brilliant new biography of Vladimir Jabotinsky at YIVO. In addition to Halkin, the panelists were JRB editor Abraham Socher, Columbia professor Rachel Kobrin and The New York Times cultural critic-at-large Edward Rothstein. To watch an excerpt from the evening, click here or watch below.
Have (more or less) real historians ever been as central to a Hollywood blockbuster as they are to George Clooney’s The Monuments Men? Our reviewer, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld has something to say about the history. Also Cate Blanchett.
On January 19, 1947 a young rabbi named Emil Fackenheim got behind a microphone to give a searing radio address about the Jewish refugees from Europe. He himself had been one only four years earlier.
Roth's new novel takes surprising turns on familiar territory.
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