Books

Review: The Hooligan

By Stoddard Martin, April 15, 2016

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Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich

By Robert Low, April 15, 2016

By Robert K Wittman andDavid Kinney

William Collins, £20

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Women no longer need to be married

By Sarah Bronzite, April 14, 2016

In 2010, aged 35, Rebecca Traister got engaged. Friends and family were delighted, but their reaction made her feel uncomfortable. "Some of the social approval I was getting really bothered me - the hearty congratulations - as if getting married was the greatest thing," she says.

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The Nazis' secret collaborators

By Colin Shindler, April 7, 2016

Last week's revelations in the national and Israeli press that Associated Press (AP) had ''co-operated'' with Joseph Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry during the 1930s and 1940s was astounding.

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Review: Orchestra of Exiles

By Norman Lebrecht, April 7, 2016

By Denise George and Josh Aronson
Penguin Random House, £19.99

Six months ago, when a double-bass player from Aleppo formed an orchestra of Syrian exiles in the heart of Germany, it was hard not to be reminded of the extraordinary origins of the future Israel Philharmonic, a band of German exiles drawn from the heart of darkness.

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Review: At the Edge of the Orchard

By Madeleine Kingsley, April 7, 2016

By Tracy Chevalier
HarperFiction, £14.99

Robert Goodenough, earthy hero of Tracy Chevalier's latest novel, is fired by dreams of the Golden Pippin, the sweet apple his father loved so consumingly - and lost.

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Zweig's winning game

By David Herman, April 7, 2016

And still the Stefan Zweig revival rolls on.

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Who is your favourite Jewish children's author?

March 31, 2016

David Solomons may have won this year’s children’s book prize, but he follows a long line of successful Jewish children’s authors. Here’s our top ten – be sure to add yours, as ours is entirely subjective.

1) Judith Kerr
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The Jew at the centre of Irish nationalism

By Colin Shindler, March 31, 2016

One hundred years ago a small group of Irish men and women staged a military uprising from Dublin's General Post Office in a futile attempt to throw off the British yoke and achieve Irish independence. The leadership of the uprising were foolishly executed after courts-martial. They became martyrs in a religious country which believed in martyrdom.

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Review: The Rise of the Israeli Right

By Lawrence Joffe, March 31, 2016

By Colin Shindler

Cambridge University Press, £22.99

Dishevelled, disorientated and dodging bullets off the Tel Aviv coast, Menachem Begin surely felt his life was over on 20 June 1948.

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