putin

Rarely does a political leader get a shot at greatness. Far rarer is a second chance — but the current impasse may provide Putin with just that.

rosh hashanah

Every Fall, as I review the melodies of the high holidays, I am reminded that I first learned to lead Rosh Hashanah prayers while walking in Manhattan.

literature

The World Broke In Two

by Bill Goldstein

A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922.

whole foods

Everyone knows the basic golden rule of investing: “Buy Low, Sell High,” but how many of us ever really understand? Not many or we’d all be millionaires.

electric october

Electric October

by Kevin Cook

The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series—and the ways that epic October changed their lives.

freud

Freud

by Frederick Crews

From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creator.

eclipse

These Late Eclipses

by Elsa Hart

Sudden darkness, and the disappearance of the sun, speaks to us…of abandonment, disorder, and apocalypse. A predicted eclipse is another matter.