Fans of Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski detective novels are used to following the hard-edged but soft-hearted Chicago private investigator unravel interlocking stories of white-collar crime and corruption.
While there's plenty of crime and corruption in "Total Recall" (Dell, $7.99) the V.I. Warshawski novel recently released in paperback, there's also something new: the story of Lotty Herschel's flight from Austria on the eve of the war. Lotty was a young Jewish child living in Vienna when Hitler rose to power. At 9, she fled to London through the Kindertransport -- the British rescue mission that saved thousands of Jewish children just before war broke out. She is now haunted by memories of her family that died, and does her best to suppress them.
Until recently, it seemed you could find Yiddish books only in obscure libraries or in the attic of the house of someone's grandparents.
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Haggadahs are not just for Passover anymore. As national education coordinator for the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Greg Litcofsky helped write a new Tu B'Shevat Haggadah, which the organization sent to 1,200 day and Hebrew schools as part of its "Tu B'Shevat in the Schools" program.
Shanghai resident Seth Kaplan got tired of celebrating the High Holy days in rented hotel spaces while the city's oldest intact synagogue sat empty, deteriorating just a few miles away.
Monica Garcia had her daughter-to-be in mind when she designed a modest line of Barbie clothing while she was pregnant last year.