Meet Israeli author Alex Epstein and learn a little bit about his short story collection, Blue Has No South (translated by Becka Mara McKay)
An e-mail from MyJewishLearning.com alerted me to this biography of Yitzhak Rabin. Reading it--and the text of Rabin's final speech--brought back all the shock and sadness of that terrible night in November 1995 and the awful news on CNN.
I was sorry to miss Leon Wieseltier's visit to the CUNY Graduate Center last month, but very glad to catch the podcast version of his discussion with Richard Wolin. (The podcast runs a little over an hour, but it's definitely worth a listen.)