Search Results: "Daniel Gordis"


BOOK REVIEW

ISRAEL by Daniel Gordis
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A readable, concise history that effectively captures the sense of grand ideas in Israel's identity."
A thematic one-volume survey of Israel delineating the evolution of late-19th-century Zionism through the tumultuous defense of the nascent state to today's rise of the religious right. Read full book review >

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MENACHEM BEGIN by Daniel Gordis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"For Gordis, Begin stands as an exemplary leader whose selflessness and deep loyalty to the Jewish people and to Israel should inspire any who may question 'the legitimacy of love for a specific people or devotion to its ancestral homeland.'"
A life of Menachem Begin (1913-1992) considers his legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

A leading rabbi argues that only a proud American Jewry, knowledgeable about its faith and history, can offer a corrective, even subversive force to American culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A work that dazzles with its nuance as it winds up to sock you in the gut."
Los Angeles transplant Gordis chronicles his family's first few years of emigré life in Jerusalem through a mix of news headlines, essays, and e-mails sent to friends around the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

"That is just one of many lessons in Gordis's book that will benefit both Jews and Gentiles, parents and those with no plans to procreate."
Rabbi Gordis, dean of the University of Judaism's rabbinical school, has written extensively about why adult Jews should care about Judaism (Does the World Need the Jews?, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An accessible, attractive guide for the returning Jew."
Rabbi Gordis (Univ. of Judaism) leads us through the main areas of Jewish life, rebutting the charge that Judaism does not offer a spiritual path and suggesting answers to the question, Why be Jewish? Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLOAT by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Lovely and life-affirming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This wordless story, bookended by the creation of two iconic paper toys, follows a Latino boy through outdoor playtime. Read full book review >

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PARDON ME! by Daniel Miyares
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"For clever cautionary tales with a lingering bite, try those by Jon Scieszka, James Marshall or Jon Klassen. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"The Gingerbread Boy" meets "The Mitten" in this tale of a self-centered (and doomed) protagonist squawking about an increasingly crowded setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELF REALM by Daniel Kirk
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Unpleasant. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A grim fantasy doorstopper uncomfortably juxtaposes gory adventure with New Age sermonettes. Read full book review >

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DOODLE FLUTE by Daniel Pinkwater
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1991

"A telling fable that older kids will also enjoy. (Picture book. 5+)"
``Kevin Spoon had a nice life...his own VCR...his own computer ...pizza every day''—a kid's perfect dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRASH TRUCKS! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 1997

"Big, bold images make the book an irresistible read; children will thrill to this raucous look at hungry garbage trucks. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The trash trucks are coming—monstrous trucks with gnashing grillwork and rattling metal jaws. Read full book review >