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Posted on: April 26th, 2006

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This memoir, from the founder of the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, relates Lansky's experiences learning to speak and read Yiddish in college, only to discover that "his" new language was in danger of passing out of existence.

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Posted on: March 15th, 2006

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The Jewish fascination with Chinese food goes beyond the fact that it tastes good.

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Posted on: March 1st, 2006

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Dr. Eric R. Kandel, with his family, escaped Nazism in Vienna in 1939 when they came to America.

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Posted on: January 11th, 2006

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Ms. Anton's book falls into that genre termed historical fiction, but in this extensive volume of over 360 pages, one can begin to wonder if Ms. Anton had a fly on the wall, so realistic are her characterizations. One could wonder it her real calling is as a "medievalist."

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Posted on: December 21st, 2005

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Despite commonly held conceptions that athletic prowess and Jews don't mix, a Jewish fascination and involvement with the world of sports can be traced back throughout the ages.

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Posted on: March 30th, 2005

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I don't know about you - but we really miss the old Harry Kemelman "Friday the Rabbi Slept Late" books - which were some of the first of the genre of rabbinic murder mysteries.

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Posted on: March 23rd, 2005

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Throughout Jewish history, we have unfortunately grown accustomed to ransoming our people from being held hostage by many evil empires.

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Posted on: March 9th, 2005

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Whether we are involved in kiruv, or in kashrus management, at home, in shuls, or in institutional management, we have a need for a kashrut authority to refer to.

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2005

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At Rose Kryger's funeral, her son Meir, now a physician in Winnipeg, was surprised to learn from the rabbi's funeral oration that his mother had some bottled up secrets and had yearned to be a writer.

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Posted on: February 23rd, 2005

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Our friend, Mr. Ben G. Frank - the famous, inimitable Judaic travel writer - has written a new edition of A Travel Guide To The Jewish Caribbean & South America.

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Posted on: February 16th, 2005

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This biography/adventure story of Essad Bey, nee Kurban Said, born Lev Nussimbaum, creatively ties together many disparate elements in a wonderful tour de force that is both enchanting and spell-binding.

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Posted on: February 2nd, 2005

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The art of letter writing seems to have gone the way of the buggy whip.

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Posted on: February 2nd, 2005

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Storytelling conveys profound lessons about Hashem and our relationships with other people, and today's students and teachers continue to be inspired by these stories.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2005

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The protagonist in this engrossing murder mystery, David Hirsch, is an attorney who has served eight years in federal prison for his white-collar crimes, including phony billing charges to many of his former clients.

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Posted on: January 5th, 2005

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Once again, Mr. Rigg tells a spellbinding tale, this one of danger and intrigue during wartime Europe.

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Posted on: December 29th, 2004

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Title: Rogov’s Guide to Israeli WinesAuthor: Daniel RogovPublisher: Toby Press, New Milford, CT     Did you know that you can experience an aspect of Israel for only $12 or so – via a bottle of one of their award-winning vintage varieties of wines?No more of that cloying extra-sweet Malaga (unless you happen to really […]

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Posted on: December 22nd, 2004

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It is a truism that one should never judge a book by its cover, or even title.

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Posted on: December 22nd, 2004

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Oscar Israelowitz has outdone himself with the recently published, entirely updated guide to Jewish sights, sounds and fragrances of interest in all of New York City.

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Posted on: December 15th, 2004

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If you really want to learn how to read quickly - try a page-turner like "Raid On The Sun" - but you'll truly be sorry when you've turned the last page!

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Posted on: December 8th, 2004

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We have an ugly name for people who commit the ugly crime of declaring that The Holocaust never happened - they are called 'deniers,' and have been successfully prosecuted both here and abroad.

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