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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.

 

Posted on: January 1st, 2004

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In every generation there rises a Haman, son of Amalek. During the 20th century there were at least two in the United States: Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh.

 

Posted on: January 1st, 2004

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This intriguing volume is really three books in one.

 

Posted on: December 24th, 2003

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This is everything a children's book should be: exciting, colorful, and easy to read.

 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2003

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There are moments in time that define an era, and for New York's ethnic communities of African-Americans and Jews that moment came on May 9th, 1968, when Fred Nauman, a junior high school teacher in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn and 18 other educators received letters telling them that the predominantly African-American local school district had fired them.

 

Posted on: October 31st, 2003

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An old Native American expression admonishes us to "Never judge a man until you walk a mile in his moccasins."

 

Posted on: October 24th, 2003

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Do we say the Kaddish to honor our lost ones, to satisfy our own innate yearnings, or to teach the next generation?

 

Posted on: October 10th, 2003

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My cousin Phil, of Los Angeles, once told me - what I consider an apocryphal story - that during the Korean War, when he was stationed in Hong Kong, he was seeking a synagogue for Friday evening services and was told to go to a small shul atop a hill.

 

Posted on: September 19th, 2003

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You probably know or perhaps are a single Jewish adult who needs this book, and here it is. Popular author Lisa Aiken examines the range of issues plaguing the aging Jewish singles community and she presents the solutions to them.

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