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  • Eight books to light your Chanukah season

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 27, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    The early arrival of Chanukah coincides with Jewish Book Month, which suggests a convenient shopping list for gift-giving. Here are eight books I am planning to give this year to the book lovers among my family, friends and colleagues. Some of these books already have been reviewed...

  • Celebrating Jewish Book Month

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 31, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Nothing says more about the unsettled state of American publishing than the fact that Jonathan Adler is the only author who will be presenting a book event at the Skirball Cultural Center during Jewish Book Month. 

    Adler, of course, is famous as a designer, retailer and pop...

  • Raising pint-sized ‘People of the Book’

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    To harried modern parents, few things sound more luxurious than a quiet weekend away -- no cell phones, no televisions -- with a pile of unread books. To the vast majority of their children, few things sound more torturous. It's not that modern-day kids don't enjoy reading. Most do....
  • Jewish Book Month’s Table of Contents

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    With fall comes the annual harvest of books (and authors) to hit town for Jewish Book Month, Nov. 15-Dec. 16, with fare ranging from politics to social commentary to humorous memoir. The autumnal visitors will include David Mamet at the Central Library, Harry Shearer at Temple Beth...
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  • Read to Me

    By Rob Eshman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    You never forget your first, and mine was Milton Steinberg.

    Not his novel, "As a Driven Leaf." I'd read that later in

    life, after my wife, a rabbi, looked at me unbelievingly one day and said, "You've never read 'As a Driven Leaf?'"

    For her, and for so many others, it was a seminal...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    More More. Celebrity Staged Play Reading producer-director Alexandra More presents another installment in the series tonight and tomorrow. "The Floating Lightbulb" is a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy penned by Woody Allen that revolves around a Canarsie family in 1945....

  • Abridged Book Fair

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Where have all the readers gone?

    Each year during November -- designated as Jewish Book Month -- Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) holds its annual Jewish Book Festival in a city with 600,000 Jews. While book fairs sponsored by JCCs in other cities with...

  • One Rabbi’s Book Tour

    By Rob Eshman

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    I am watching my wife with Matt Lauer. She is on "The Today Show," sitting across from the handsome host, both of them locked on each other's eyes the way beautiful people lock eyes on, well, television.

    It's a strange thing, sitting on our couch alone watching Matt Lauer with my...

  • The Gift of Reading

    By Rita Berman Frischer

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Some years ago, the American Booksellers Association's holiday advertising theme was the phrase: "Give a gift of love; Give a book." Jewish Book Month, scheduled in November, anticipated the gift-giving season. This year, as always, a fresh crop of children's books appeared for the...
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