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Making Book

Top off your weekend with a trip to the Katz JCC in Jersey for a star-studded line-up at the annual Bank of America Festival...
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The Joy of Six

Write a memoir in six words? It sounds preposterous, but Larry Smith has compiled books from such six-word missives, including one focused on Jewish...
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BOOKed: Four Titles to Whet Your Appetite for Jewish Book Month

November is traditionally Jewish Book Month, a time of festivals and lots of book talk. In the region, the most touted book fair is...
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Drawn Together

JT Waldman loves Jewish history. So much so that the third-generation Phila­delphian dedicated more than four years to his latest work, Not the Israel...
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Jewish Book Awards Have Two Local Ties

Rabbi David Teutsch, a local author, was among the 2011 National Jewish Book Award winners.Teutsch, who lives in Mount Airy and is the former...
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Father-Daughter Duo Pen a Book and Make a Big Bang of Their Own

A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book...
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Off Stage But He Still Has a Lot To Say

Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish...
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Screen Savers?

High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book...
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Up in the Sky? More Down to Earth: ‘Super Granny’!

WHAM! BAM! POW? Put a SOCK in it, Arona Reiner gently states about the state of action comic books. She took action to do...
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The Personal and the Political

Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in...