Eleanor J Bader
Since earliest childhood, Suzanne Pred Bass has known about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a workplace tragedy that took the lives of 146 workers, 123 women and 23 men, on… Read more »
Nora Ephron called Zabar’s, “The most rambunctious and chaotic of all delicatessens, with one foot in the Old World and the other in the vanguard of every fast-breaking food move in the city.” Lori Zabar had a keen appreciation for both the old and the new and as such, she was the perfect chronicler for this story.
“The road to a disordered relationship with food and exercise was paved with well-intentioned comments about my appearance and eating habits.”
So, T and I came up with a compromise. I would show up to her daughter’s Purim reading, in costume, dressed AS a mechitza, and stand on the men’s side.
I am not Russian, but I speak Russian. It’s a kind of nonconsensual tattoo Stalin left behind on my parents—better tattooed than dead.
Some unlikely visitors at my new home connected me to my Jewish roots.
Leslie Simon on what she hopes readers will glean from this rollicking, inventive and wholly original tale.
Q & A on Sue Shapiros novel “The Book Bible” and her advice to future authors.
A Q&A with Roxane Van Iperen, who realized her house in the woods was once a refuge for Jewish children.
A teenage girl battles her chronic illness.