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Jay P. Lefkowitz

Jay P. Lefkowitz

Bagels and lox are among the most famous elements of American Jewish culture. According to Leo Rosten, author of The Joys of Yiddish, the bagel...

The first time I met my future mother-in-law, a professor at Columbia University and a longtime resident of the Upper West Side, she asked me...

On January 2, 2005, Shin In Geun, as he was then known, became the first person to escape from the North Korean political prison camp...

It will be years, maybe decades, before something resembling a consensus emerges on the Bush presidency. But if there is one area where Bush...

On August 9, 2001, President Bush announced a compromise decision on the contentious question of whether the federal government should provide financial support for research...

American Jews constitute only 3 percent of the voting public, and have cast a majority of their votes for the Democratic nominee in every presidential...

Given the amount of attention lavished on their role in last year’s presidential contest, one might easily conclude that American Jews—a mere 2.2 percent of...

Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry by Samuel G. Freedman Simon & Schuster. 375 pp. $26.00 In his 1908 play, The Melting Pot,...

Ultimate Answers Think a Second Time by Dennis Prager Regan Books. 255 pp. $24.00 Dennis Prager is the host of a leading radio talk show that originates in California....

Romancing the State The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State. by Benjamin Ginsberg. University of Chicago. 248 pp. $22.00. In The Fatal Embrace, Benjamin Ginsberg, who teaches political science...

The Baseball Business Play Ball: The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball. by John Feinstein. Villard Books. 425 pp. $22.50. The sports journalist John Feinstein, whose previous...

Quadrennial observers of the Jewish vote might be surprised by the support American Jews gave to Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election—surprised not by...