The Jewish Week Q&a

04/17/2013 | | Special To The Jewish Week | The Jewish Week Q&A

Everybody knows that as wanderers, Jews have long played a significant role in global trade. A lesser-known facet of that story is the Jewish connection to chocolate during the age of the Spanish Inquisition and that same country’s conquest of the New World.

04/09/2013 | | Staff Writer | The Jewish Week Q&A

Geoffrey Megargee and Martin Dean, research scholars in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington are the lead editors of the center’s planned seven-volume “Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos in Nazi Germany and Nazi-Dominated Territories, 1933-45.” Research began 13 years ago, and the first volume was published in 2009.

04/03/2013 | | Staff Writer | The Jewish Week Q&A

Pope Pius XII, head of the Catholic Church during World War II, died in 1958, but a controversy over his reputation lives on. Did he do enough to stand up to the Third Reich? Amazon.com lists 3,002 books about Pius, and they keep appearing.

03/28/2013 | | Assistant Managing Editor | The Jewish Week Q&A

Dan Baum grew up in a liberal Democrat home in New Jersey. But after a summer camp experience in 1961 left him loving the feel of firepower, he’s become something of a black sheep. In “Gun Guys,” (Knopf) the journalist and author talks about how surprised he was to find abundant Members of the Tribe who shared his passion for pistols.

03/08/2013 | | Jewish Week Online Columnist | The Jewish Week Q&A

I am an unabashed Israel junkie.  There is nothing that goes on there that I'm not interested in.  I make it my business to keep current on Israel's politics, music, sports... You name it, I'm interested in it.