Category: Jewish Studies

Are Jews Too Sexy for the Censors?

—Jodi Eichler-Levine Jewish authors are tremendously popular when it comes to banned-books lists. Judy Blume, Lesléa Newman, and Anne Frank are all represented on the American Library Association’s 100 Most… READ MORE

The late trials of the Holocaust

—Frank Tuerkheimer and Michael Bazyler Elizabeth Kolbert’s article in the February 16th issue of The New Yorker, “The Last Trial” is a wonderful summary of the belated and long overdue reaction of the German legal system… READ MORE

Podcast: Josh Lambert on Jews and obscenity in America

In Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture, Josh Lambert navigates us through American Jews’ participation in the production, distribution, and defense of sexually explicit literature, plays and comedy. From Theodore Dreiser and… READ MORE

What’s new about Hanukkah?

—Dianne Ashton [This post originally appeared on the Jewish Book Council blog on November 26, 2013.] This year, Jewish Americans will participate in an extraordinary Hanukkah celebration—they will light the first menorah… READ MORE