The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics by David Weinstein

The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics by David Weinstein

This absorbing biography chronicles the life and work of one of the most important entertainers of the twentieth century. Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) starred in theater, film, radio, and television. His immense popularity across a variety of media, his pride in his Jewish heritage, and his engagement with pressing political issues distinguished him from other headliners of his era. Paying equal attention to Cantor’s humor and politics, Weinstein documents his significance…

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1929 by Hillel Cohen

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1929 by Hillel Cohen

What inspires someone to wake up one day and kill their neighbor? How do communities internalize and remember periods of intense violence and hatred? How do those memories shape our identities and relationships going forward? These are the types of questions posed by Hillel Cohen in Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: 1929. Cohen focuses on one year, 1929, and the widespread violence that erupted throughout British Palestine. He takes…