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West Coast Happenings

29 Sivan 5774 – June 26, 2014
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No Mickey Mouse Tale: Dukas, Goethe, And The Maharal

28 Sivan 5774 – June 25, 2014
The similarities between Goethe’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the Golem of Prague are stark and unmistakable...

The Patchke Princess: Sarah Lasry

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
If you are spending the time in the kitchen, make it worth the effort. Make it taste good. Make it look nice.

How To Keep Cool When The Days Are Hot!

This summer, why don't we try to do better and cool off without blowing our retirement fund?

Tears Begin To Pour

It finally hits me, the world cries to it’s own problems...

Give Me The Words

Help me and the rest of them Know what I really mean.

Sanctuary: Lincoln Square Synagogue and Mark Podwal’s Terezin Suite

He refuses to flinch from our painful history, perhaps finding a kind of solace in the consistency of irrational enmity directed against us.

The Soccer Player Who Almost Didn’t Walk

How does Ami cope with being drawn into the maelstrom of pain that victims of terror live with?

Gun Control? How About Car Control?

Make no mistake: in the wrong hands cars are weapons of mass destruction.

Conversational Lessons

"Where was this guy when I was dating?"

A Special Friend

Since I did not know much about divorce in those years, I just assumed that this was the "norm." I learned later on how exceptional this family really was.

Asperger’s, Autism, and Invisibility

“If you have Asperger’s Syndrome, you are really good in your brain and your brain is wired a different way, so you are really good at drawing or school. But your social level is not high.”

Publishing In The Digital Age

Everyone involved had to be physically present in one office to get a book published.

Accusations And Anti-Semitism

Witnessed by Theodore Herzl, who was a journalist for a Viennese newspaper covering the trial, the cause célèbre became the spark that eventually caused the rise of the State of Israel in modern times.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

When I give this book, the parents look at the gold Caldecott Medal on the front cover and smile, but look up quizzically – a book for a newborn?

Toward Marital Bliss

22 Sivan 5774 – June 19, 2014
Abusive men are usually on their best behavior before marriage. But they do provide clues.

Mission (Im)possible

The Lion's Gate takes us from the dawn of the state in 1948, through intervening battles, to the lead-up to June 1967, and finally through the harrowing six days of fighting.

A Tale Of Love In The Face Of Darkness: Speaking with Yossi Klein Halevi

For Halevi, however, the soldiers of the 55th were not only at the forefront of national triumph, but also became the flesh and blood manifestation of his love for the country and his desire to make the Land of Israel his home.

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