August 22, 2019

The Zen way of redefining and creating hope

Deep Hope: Zen Guidance for Staying… by Diane Eshin Rizzetto, Shambhala, US $18.95, Pp 176, June 2019, ISBN 978-1611804775 Our world is filled with sadness. There […]
August 21, 2019

The widening gulf between the West and Israel

Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client by Alan M. Dershowitz, All Points Books/St. Martin’s Press, US $28.00, Pp 320, September […]
August 15, 2019

Irresistible novels for this summer

Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell, Grove Press, US $26.00, Pp 272, August 2019, ISBN 978-0802147264 In one sense, Is There Still […]
August 13, 2019

Why undocumented immigrants don’t get in line and do things the right way

Unauthorized: Portraits of Latino… by Marisol Clark-Ibáñez and Richelle S. Swan, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, US $38.00, Pp 306, June 2019, ISBN 978-1442273825 Unauthorized or undocumented […]
August 13, 2019

Reinterpreting the Word of God

Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies… by Andrew Farley, Salem Books, US $16.99, Pp 356, May 2019, ISBN 978-1621578116 Many of us believe in our traditions as […]
August 9, 2019

Irresistible, flavorful, and finger-licking

No Crumbs Left: Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday… by Teri Turner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $30.00, Pp 304, May 2019, ISBN 978-1328557476 Midnight Chicken: & Other […]
August 8, 2019

Today’s twentysomethings and religion

The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American… by Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley, Oxford University Press, US $29.95, Pp 240, August 2019, […]
August 7, 2019

Arabic has been both a unifying and a divisive force in the Arab world

Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and… by Tim Mackintosh-Smith, Yale University Press, US $35.00, Pp 630, April 2019, ISBN 978-0300180282 Arabs is a fresh look […]
August 7, 2019

When God freed its chosen people from Egypt

The Jewish Journey Haggadah: Connecting the Generations by Adena Berkowitz & Shira Hecht-Koller (Potographer), Gefen Publishing House, US $29.95, Pp 238, March 2019 ISBN 978-9652299123 Each year, at […]
August 6, 2019

The recipes that have stood the test of time

The Recipe: Classic dishes for the home cook from the world’s best chefs by Josh Emett & Kieran E. Scott (Photographer), Rizzoli, US $ 40.00, Pp […]
August 6, 2019

What pits Trump against all levels of power in America

Unmasked by Brent Bozell III & Tim Graham, Humanix Books, US $24.99, Pp 256, June 2019, ISBN 978-1630061159 President Donald Trump and the American media had […]
August 6, 2019

How AI is creating ghost economy

Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley… by Mary L. Gray, Siddharth Suri, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $27.00, Pp 254, May 2019, ISBN 978-1328566249 In the […]
August 5, 2019

Addictive, flavorful, and mouth-watering

Andalusia: Recipes from Seville and Beyond by Jose Pizarro, Hardie Grant, US $40.00, Pp 252,  June 2019, ISBN 978-1784882266 Milk & Cardamom: Spectacular Cakes, Custards and […]
August 5, 2019

How animals help us live better

Superlative: The Biology of Extremes by Matthew D. LaPlante, BenBella Books, US $24.95, Pp 374, April 2019, ISBN 978-1946885944 If you think you are not interested […]
August 4, 2019

How the Allied powers won the nuclear arms race against Hitler’s Germany

The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and… by Sam Kean, Little, Brown and Company, US $30.00, Pp 464, July 2019, ISBN 978-0316381680 […]

August 8, 2019

Today’s twentysomethings and religion

The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American… by Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley, Oxford University Press, US $29.95, Pp 240, August 2019, […]