| Dec 13, 2010
He began recitations of Holocaust victims' names
Dov Shilansky, 86, a former Israeli Parliament speaker and advocate for memorializing victims of the Holocaust, died Thursday at a Tel Aviv hospital. The cause was not given.
| Oct 22, 2010
Historian wrote 'Death in Rome'
Robert Katz, 77, a writer and historian whose meticulous reconstruction of an infamous Nazi massacre in Rome brought him fame and sparked a trial over whether he defamed the pope, died Wednesday in a...
| Sep 5, 2010
The Sonderberg Case
Elie Wiesel, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson
Alfred A. Knopf: 178 pp., $25
Elie Wiesel's "Night," a memoir of Auschwitz and Buchenwald that is a pillar of Holocaust literature, is read by schoolchildren all...
| Oct 27, 2010
Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the 20th century's most influential philosophers, famously remarked: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
Pirke Avot, the only Talmudic tractate to deal exclusively with ethical and moral questions,...
| Oct 2, 2010
"Revisionist" is a label that is sometimes used to praise and sometimes to bury a public intellectual. It is often applied to Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, who has courageously contrasted myth and reality when it comes to the Holocaust ("The...
| Dec 19, 2010
There's no better proving ground for testing a friendship than by starting a restaurant and movie studio together from scratch. At least, that's what Steven Spielberg said before he presented the Ambassadors of Humanity award to his friend and business...
| Dec 26, 2010
When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone
The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 598 pp., $30
If you think the Cold War is dead as the backdrop for any decent espionage story, you haven't read "When They Come for...
| Dec 15, 2010
J. Michael Hagopian, an educational filmmaker who spent 40 years gathering the testimonies of Armenian genocide survivors to provide evidence of one of the most contentious events in world history, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Thousand...
| Sep 26, 2010
COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY
Translated from the German by Damion Searls
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 136 pp., $22
THE DEATH OF THE ADVERSARY
Translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 208 pp....
| Dec 8, 2011
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A suspect remained at large Thursday afternoon on the campus of Virginia Tech afternoon killing a police officer and at least one other person, the university said....
| Apr 3, 2012
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Imagine you were a space alien who just landed on earth. And imagine there was no such thing as race or ethnicity, that all humans were simply human. Which situation would be more shocking and outrageous to you? a) A......
| Mar 26, 2012
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The U.S. paid families of Afghans killed earlier this month in a shooting spree allegedly committed by an American soldier substantially more than it usually does in such cases because of the horrific nature of the massacre, according to senior military...