A Philosophical Retrospective: Facts, Values & Jewish Identity

By David Conway, May 10, 2011

By Alan Montefiore
Columbia University Press, £20.50

Alan Montefiore is a scion of one of Anglo-Jewry's most illustrious families, the eldest grandson of Charles Claude Montefiore, founder of Liberal Judaism at the beginning of the last century.


Review: Broadening Jewish History

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 29, 2011

By Todd M Endelman
The Littman Library, £39.50


Review: Comedy in a Minor Key

By Mark Glanville, April 29, 2011

By Hans Keilson (Trans: Damion Searls)
Hesperus Press, £9.99


Finishing the Hat:Collected lyrics 1954-1981

By John Nathan, April 22, 2011

Stephen Sondheim
Virgin Books £30

Ever looking for the all important first line of a review, I thought I'd stumbled on it in the list of music and lyric writers mentioned (not all admiringly) in Stephen Sondheim's master class on the art of writing words for songs in musicals.


Review: Lucky Break

By David Herman, April 21, 2011

By Esther Freud
Bloomsbury, £11.99


Review: The Third Man

By Martin Bright, April 18, 2011

By Peter Mandelson
Harper Press, £8.99


Review: The Falafel King is Dead

By Joy Sable, April 18, 2011

By Sara Shilo
Portobello, £12.99

This multi-award-winning novel is Sara Shilo's first venture into adult literature and, judging by the acclaim that has greeted its publication, it will not be her last. She takes a long, bleak look at one day in the life of the Dadon family, living in a small town in northern Israel.


Why Meg Rosoff's best-selling teen fiction is secretly so Jewish

By Anne Joseph, April 14, 2011

This is an exciting time for teen-fiction writer Meg Rosoff. Her novel The Bride's Farewell has just been shortlisted for the 2011 CILIP Carnegie Medal. The manuscript for her next book, due for publication in August, is with her publishers and shooting for the film version of her prize-winning debut work, How I Live Now, is planned for the summer.


No sound and no surrender

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

If a Tree falls
By Jennifer Rosner
The Feminist Press, £11.99

By Louise Stern
Granta, £10.99

Hava: Against All Odds
By Eva Fielding-Jackson
Pomegranate Books, £40


Review: Being Jewish And Doing Justice

By Stephen Frosh, April 11, 2011

By Brian Klug
Vallentine Mitchell £40