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Thursday, December 2, 2021

‘Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins’ Is the True Story of Hanukkah

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Part of the way through the holiday-season classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, I pause and ask myself, What do goblins have to do with anything in the first place? And while we’re at it, what do...

A Life in Dialogue: Building Bridges between Catholics and Jews, by Dr. Eugene J....

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I was pleased to recently receive a review copy of a wonderful memoir by Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, entitled A Life in Dialogue: Building Bridges between Catholics and Jews (MR, MEDIA BOOKS, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA...

The Jews of Wales: A History, by Cai Parry-Jones

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This study of Jews in Wales, by Cai Parry-Jones and published by University of Wales Press, is the first nationwide historical survey of Judaism in Wales since the first Jewish community was established in 1768. Minority...

“Letters And Cards As Holocaust History”, by Justin Gordon

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There have been so many books and articles written on the Holocaust and from so many different angles, that it is hard to find something written anymore from a truly unique perspective.  However, such...

Historical Fiction Examines Life for Jews in Nazi Germany

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As recorded testimony and documentation reminds society of human rights violations committed throughout history, Herb Rothman authored a work of historical fiction that depicts what it was like for Jewish families to live under Nazi...

The Skeptic and The Rabbi: Falling In Love with Faith, By Judy Gruen

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Judy Gruen, an individualistic, “child of the 70s” career woman, slowly embraced a life of Orthodox Judaism while in her mid-20′s. To the outsider, Orthodox Jews practice inconvenient rules and dress codes that include,...

“We Are Jews Again” by Yuli Kosharovsky

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We Are Jews Again by author and activist Yuli Kosharovsky has been recently translated from Russian into English. It revolves around Jewish activism in the Soviet Union, and is a detailed account of the stories...

Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism, by Daniel Kupfert Heller

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On New Year’s Day 1929, in one of Europe’s great capital cities, and to the sound of trumpets and drums, hundreds of young people in uniform marched to an imposing place of worship, there...

The Genius of Judaism, by Bernard-Henri Lévy and Steven B. Kennedy

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For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a singular figure on the world stage—one of the great moral voices of our time. Now Europe's foremost philosopher and activist confronts his spiritual roots...

The Rabin Memoirs,

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The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in November of 1995—one year after he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Yasir Arafat—sent shock waves around the world. Known as both a man of war and of...