Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
It's fiction at its best - mystery, murder, love and hate
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The call comes in early to the Baltimore County police - there's been a shooting at a suburban high school. But when the police arrive, all their training doesn't prepare them for what they discover: three former best friends locked in a girls' bathroom. One's dead, another is critically injured from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound while...
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Herbert and Leni Sonnenfeld came to photojournalism quite by accident. The couple, residents of Berlin, had only been married for two years when Hitler seized power. Like most Jews, Herbert lost his job overnight. Being at loose ends with few prospects on the horizon, he agreed to travel to Palestine with the possibility of making aliyah. (Leni's sister just happened...
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In the prologue to Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish , Abigail Pogrebin tells of how, at age 25, she began dating an Irish Catholic - and how this simple act instantly transformed her intensely liberal Jewish mother (who just happens to be Letty Cottin Pogrebin, one of the founders of Ms. magazine) into a raving reactionary...
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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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