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Posted on: August 11th, 2004

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Without expressing anti-Semitism or even anti-Zionism, this literary jewel of a debut novel from an Arab-Israeli expresses what it means to be a hyphenated citizen in Israel today.

 

Posted on: August 11th, 2004

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The sub-heading of this book's title is: The Exploration and Improvement of The Mother-in-Law, Daughter-in-Law Relationship, but Dr. Morris, who is writing under a pseudonym "to protect the innocent," is a well-known family therapist in Rego Park, Queens.

 

Posted on: August 4th, 2004

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If the title suggests that this is a book about Abraham Lincoln - you've been tricked!

 

Posted on: July 21st, 2004

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Try to imagine that one of those many people in Britain who had lauded the Munich Accord as a great breakthrough for peace and who were certain Hitler would never violate it had decided after World War II to publish his old articles singing praises for Munich.

 

Posted on: July 21st, 2004

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Try to imagine that one of those many people in Britain who had lauded the Munich Accord as a great breakthrough for peace and who were certain Hitler would never violate it had decided after World War II to publish his old articles singing praises for Munich.

 

Posted on: June 16th, 2004

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Rabbi Avi Weiss has become legendary for his heroic activism on behalf of Jewish causes where others are content with private lamenting.

 

Posted on: June 16th, 2004

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During the Second World War, a top-secret mission was organized to establish a military base in Greenland that would enable the recent invention of radar to be tested.

 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2004

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When a Jew becomes deathly ill, it has become the custom for that person to adopt a new name, for a name evokes great spirituality, and it is hoped that the goodness of the adopted name will bring relief.

 

Posted on: May 19th, 2004

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Of the many books The Jewish Press receives for review, a large number deal with the issue of anti-Semitism.

 

Posted on: May 12th, 2004

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When The Jewish Press reviewed the original (hardcover) edition of "A Moral Reckoning" nearly two years ago, Daniel Goldhagen was already well-known for his first book, "Hitler's Willing Executioners".

 

Posted on: April 28th, 2004

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It is rare to find a book notable for its area of concern, its contributors, its sponsorship, and its publisher. But Wisdom From All My Teachers rates high on each level.

 

Posted on: April 21st, 2004

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In The Lord of The Flies, author William Goldman told the story of how a group of children marooned on an island formed a society that descended into the depravity of progressive marginalizing some of its members.

 

Posted on: April 14th, 2004

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Although he lived his life devoid of traditional religious observance, Albert Einstein very famously stated: "I shall never believe that G-d plays dice with the world."

 

Posted on: April 7th, 2004

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Recent years have seen a flood of books on the Holocaust. The reason is that the number of survivors are dwindling, and in a few years there will be no witnesses.

 

Posted on: March 31st, 2004

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The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning by Rabbi Maurice Lamm (1969, Jonathan David Pub.) has remained a staple on Jewish bookshelves for the past 35 years.

 

Posted on: March 31st, 2004

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This is a fascinating sefer - seemingly simple, with answers easy enough for small children to understand and yet containing explanations to conundrums that have puzzled many for generations.

 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2004

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Imagine what it would feel like to discover, as an adult, that your own mother was a cold-blooded concentration-camp guard who participated even in the killing of babies in their mothers' arms?

 

Posted on: February 11th, 2004

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There is currently a major retrospective of the works of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn at the Fine Arts Museum in Boston.

 

Posted on: February 11th, 2004

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Not everyone who imagines what Moshe Rabbeinu might have thought as he carried the Tablets down the mountain visualizes this scene in the humorous vein of a Mel Brooks.

 

Posted on: January 7th, 2004

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The Heretic is a history of the early beginnings of the Spanish Inquisition in novelized form - a breathtaking tour de force that is both historically accurate and unusually entertaining, so that one can almost finish the nearly 400 pages in just two or three sittings.

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