In interpreting text, how much of the interpreter’s voice should be woven into the analysis? Why do you think so many memoirs are being published today? What is so appealing about reading about another person’s life? The Millennial generation has been understood as one that is both self-absorbed and deeply caring about fixing the ills
Alisa S. Lebow, First Person Jewish, University of Minnesota Press, (2008) 240 pp., $22.50 In 1979, Ira Wohl produced the documentary “Best Boy” about his 52-year-old, mentally handicapped cousin, Philly. The film charts Wohl’s mission to convince Philly’s aging parents, with whom their son was still living, to begin the emotionally painful process of setting Philly on
From the moment I entered their house, I picked up on the incredibly familiar surroundings — but not in a déjà vu sort of way. Rather, I experienced a feeling of belonging; if my family lived in this metropolitan area, we would probably choose a similar neighborhood, buy a similar house, and drive a similar car. This
Joan Roth and Shulamit Seidler-Feller
In an exchange of letters, two photographers engage in a cross-generational conversation about the role the photographer plays in constructing an image and composing a portrait.
Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer (eds.), Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives: Cascade Books, (2013) 206 pp., $25, $9.99 on Kindle Ruth Calderon, A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales, translated by Ilana Kurshan: Jewish Publication Society, (2014) 163 pp., $21.95, $10.99 on Kindle As a