Saturday, August 17, 2019


Is Brooke Davies the American Jewish Establishment’s Worst Nightmare?

13:34 12 June
Brooke Davies spent ten summers at Camp Ramah, confronted anti-Semitism routinely as a child in the South, and fell in love with Israel as a teenager. She also had a close call with terrorism, less than two years ago, when a young boy attempted to stab her in Jaffa. But when became a national leader in J Street U, she faced opposition from the Jewish community and even from those in her family. Now she is reconsidering her relationship with the Jewish community altogether.
Ally by Michael B. Oren

Book Review // Ally

16:53 06 July
Ally would have been a more effective book if Oren had taken the time to consider the impact of his take-no-prisoners approach, writes Glenn Frankel.

The Playwright’s Politics

17:15 11 January
by Ted Merwin & David Zax The man behind Angels in America and Munich sets the record straight on his feelings about Israel, America and being Jewish and gay.   Tony Kushner has curly black hair, a high-pitched voice and an endearing gap between his...

Laish by Aharon Appelfeld

13:00 16 March
By Jeremy Gillick The release last week of Laish, Aharon Appelfeld’s latest book to be translated into English, provided an excellent excuse to celebrate the Israeli author’s long and prolific career. Originally published in Hebrew in 1994, the novel follows a band of mainly elderly,...