Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
You might be wondering - what's Jewish - or hot - about the public library? Well, it just so happens that the Free Library's Central branch has an unusually impressive slate of winter programs featuring Jewish authors, so we thought you might like to hear about them...
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November is traditionally Jewish Book Month, a time of festivals and lots of book talk. In the region, the most touted book fair is the Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture held at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, N.J. This year’s lineup includes Carrie Fisher ( Wishful Drinking ), Delia Ephron ( The Lion Is In...
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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 My Parents Promised Me, published this past July. But Waldman is not a scholar, at least not in a traditional sense. He is a graphic novelist. Although out only a few months, Waldman's book has already...
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Andrea Cantor Jewish Exponent Feature
A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book together. At first, 16-year-old Shanni, who will be a senior this year at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, was skeptical. But it was only a moment's hesitation, she says, and now she's the proud co-author of...
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Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish values -- as he suggests in his new book. "I think so," replied the 84-year-old, who for decades played a leading role in national Jewish organizational life. "To the extent that Republicans seem to care so...
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