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Giants: The Dwarfs Of Auschwitz review

There have been countless novel describing the horrors of life inside concentration camps, but a new book by authors Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev focuses on a little-known story of one unique set of Auschwitz survivors. read more

Terezin book author wins prestigious prize


Terezin book wins

A book which aims to teach children about life in the concentration camp Terezin has won its author a major award from the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society. read more


Anne Frank's Diary becomes an app

Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank goes digital

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous books of the 20th Century - and now, over 65 years after it was first published in 1947, the book written by the Jewish teenager is being given the digital treatment, with its own app for smartphone and tablet devices. read more

Hip to be a Jew?

Find out how to be a Cool Jew in the Cool Jew book

New cool Jew book

Are you a 'Cool Jew'? A new book out now helps to figure out the answer. read more


Julian Sinclair

Doing some schmoozing

Having written about Jewish and Yiddish words for nearly five years, Rabbi Julian Sinclair has now written a book, Let's Schmooze, which explains the origins of some of the most popular Yiddish words. SJ's Caroline Westbrook talks to him. read more


Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel interview

Over the past decade, Annabel Karmel has made a name for herself with her recipes for babies and children, and her attempts to change the way we feed our families. SJ's Caroline Westbrook talks to Karmel who is appearing at the Baby Show in Birmingham. read more

Charlotte Mendelson

Charlotte Mendelson interview

Having made her mark on the literary world with her first two novels Love In Idleness and Daughters Of Jerusalem, author Charlotte Mendelson is back with her latest effort, When We Were Bad. SJ's Caroline Westbrook talks to the 34-year-old author. read more


Bookniks review

SomethingJewish offered 10 pairs of tickets to the special Bookniks night at Jewish Book Week and Jonathan Samuel was one of the lucky winners. Find out what he thought of the night. read more

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas - Let's Face it

Kirk Douglas is a natural storyteller. His latest autobiography, Let's Face It - 90 years of Living, Loving and learning provides a fascinating and very revealing glimpse into his life. SomethingJewish's Leslie Bunder reviews it. read more

Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman interview

Cara Wides meets Naomi Alderman, author of Disobedience, a novel about lesbian relationships within the Jewish community of Hendon which has been condemned by some while also raved by others for its frankness and refreshing approach to Jewish writing. read more

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson talking

Cara Wides gets close up and personal to writer Howard Jacobson as he reveals his thoughts and views on Jewish culture in the UK at a special talk at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. read more