Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Now that we're well into this year's JCC Jewish Book Festival, it seems the perfect time to discuss some works that have appeared in recent months dealing specifically with the pleasures of books and reading, and the craft of writing. One of the most entertaining of the lot is Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love , published by Farrar...
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Most kids never forget the first Dr. Seuss book that made them laugh out loud or the first Judy Blume book that made them cry. And to honor and celebrate works and moments like these, libraries and bookstores around the country will hold events throughout the month to encourage young ones to crack open even more books. The Lower Merion...
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Award-winning, investigative journalist Steven Emerson will discuss his book American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us on Monday, Nov. 7, at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, 971 Old York Road, Abington. The 7:30 p.m. program is part of the 12th annual Jewish Book Festival sponsored by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia. Emerson is executive director of the Investigative...
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Scholar Donald Weber argues that the majority of Jewish immigrants were hungering to be accepted as Americans while others were haunted by guilt for giving up on the world they left behind in Europe. Weber is speaking metaphorically, of course; I don't remember many of immigrants I knew as a child being anguished over these issues. They were far too...
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A quick scan of the Judaica section at any local Barnes & Noble bookstore or a search of "Jewish" on Amazon.com will likely lead to books about Kabbalah, Jewish history or maybe even how to keep a Jewish home. But fiction by Jewish authors is mixed into the grand scheme of literature, and other works aren't necessarily labeled for their...
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