Another introduction to the Jewish Review of Books (which is now included on our link list).
Andrew Silow-Carroll reviews Joel Chasnoff's The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah. Silow-Carroll calls the book "a wise, carefully observed, profanely funny, and even touching portrait of Israeli society in all its polyglot, improvisational, maddening, and beleaguered glory. And for all the important things it says about Israel itself, it ultimately becomes a book about American Jews and our ambivalent relationship with our 'homeland.'" After this review, I'm adding the book to my tbr list.
Author Shalom Auslander eavesdrops on a book club.
The Forward presents its spring books section.