Publicist Picks: Tracking Technology, Repairing the World, and Other May Books

Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a couple upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in May. Anna Weir: I’ve been looking forward to Out of the … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Tracking Technology, Repairing the World, and Other May Books

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? An interview with Dan Ornstein

Dan Ornstein leads Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, New York. He blogs at the Times of Israel and Jewish Values Online, and contributes essays at WAMC Northeast Public Radio. His latest book is Cain v. Abel: A Jewish Courtroom Drama (Jewish Publication Society, 2020). This interview originally appeared on jps.org. What made you cast the Cain and Abel story as a trial? As I mention in the book, one day I was sitting in jury selection for a criminal trial at our local county courthouse. The presiding judge took great care in advising all of us about our grave responsibilities to seek the … Continue reading Am I My Brother’s Keeper? An interview with Dan Ornstein

History is a Call and Response: New Books on Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–72) was a rabbi, scholar, and philosopher. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him as his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education in Frankfurt am Main. In time he became one of the most influential modern … Continue reading History is a Call and Response: New Books on Abraham Joshua Heschel