Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
Israeli author speaks for those with no voice
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RIta Charleston, JE Feature
Critics have praised Talia Carner as "an author with the power to change society," and "one who saves the world one child at a time." A seventh-generation sabra born in Tel Aviv -- and the author of China Doll -- Carner first learned of the atrocities of the Chinese orphanages known as "The Dying Rooms," where the death rate was...
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When Marthe Cohn acknowledged to a sold-out audience Sunday morning that she made an "unlikely spy," she wasn't kidding. At 4 feet, 7 inches, the 86-year-old Jewish grandmother hardly looks like the James Bond-type. But during World War II, Cohn, then in her 20s, worked as an undercover agent with French intelligence. Speaking in a heavy French accent, Cohn relayed...
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The Jewish Publication Society is tiny in comparison to publishing powerhouses like Random House and Yale University Press. Indeed, it released just eight new titles last year. That makes the fact that JPS beat out nearly every other publisher in the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards all the more remarkable. The honors, which were doled out earlier this month, named...
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Powerful words of poetry
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A few months back, I initiated a series of articles about Dryad Press, a small, independent venture out of Takoma Park, Md., kept afloat almost singlehandedly by Merrill Leffler, himself a poet and critic of note. The first Dryad title I discussed was 1111 Days in My Life Plus Four , primarily a diary begun by Ephraim F. Sten when...
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Bright romance in a dark time
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"This is the saddest story I've ever heard." That's a sentence the literary-minded may recognize as the first line of Ford Maddox Ford's most famous work of fiction The Good Soldier . He meant the phrase to be taken as bitterly ironic, especially once the reader reaches the finale of the novel, then thinks back to the innocent beginnings of...
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