Both a man of letters and a true activist, Leonard “Leibel” Fein never lost his abiding passion for serving the Jewish people. As Moment’s co-founder and editor from 1975 to 1989, he used the editor’s column regularly to write about his passions – social justice and ending racism and poverty, Judaism, Israel and the American Jewish community. The columns and essays collected here exemplify the intellect, the humor and the values that characterized his life.
In each of Alan Furst’s 14 novels about spies—not spy novels, he insists there is a difference—characters inevitably end up dining at Brasserie Heininger in Paris. The fictional restaurant, based on the real Brasserie Bofinger, with its opulent marble staircase and shucked oysters, represents the glamour and the joie de vivre of 1930s Paris, a city he calls “the heart of civilization.”