Alice Bach reviews Suad Amiry’s new book ‘Golda Slept Here’: “Since publishing her first gem of a story (“Sharon and My Mother-in-Law”), another decade of occupation has passed. Thus in ‘Golda Slept Here’ her wit is a bit strained. While her sassy tone is diminished in the new book, her love for the buildings and the villages of Palestine are more foregrounded. The absence of old Palestine is more important than the sitcom irony of struggling with the soldiers.”

This week saw two acts of terror committed within two historic Christian churches. While most Americans know about the Charleston tragedy unfolding on TV, another act of racist violence was taking place in the church of the multiplication, on the Sea of Galilee, the site of Jesus’s miracle of multiplying two fish and five loaves to feed 5,000 people