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  • Gifts for literarily everyone

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 20, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    As Chanukah approaches, there is a plentitude of gift-worthy titles from recently published books. Some are elegant, some quirky, some comforting, but all of them are suitable for one or another of the readers on your list.  

     

    Michael Feinstein, an American maestro in his own...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 10, 2012 | 3:08 pm

    This week, I would like to recommend a book. It took me a while to find a good book in Hebrew which was translated to English. Unfortunately, there aren’t many of them, and I must admit: you miss out on a lot. Fortunately, considering the circumstances, the Minheret HaZman (The Time...

  • The Battle of the Fishy Folktales

    August 30, 2011 | 4:35 pm

    On page 119a of Tractate Shabbat in the Babylonian Talmud, you will find an 8-line story about a fellow simply known as “Joseph-who-honors-the-Sabbath”.  It is mildly interesting and has a pithy ending. Here it is in its entirety:

    Joseph-who-honors-the Sabbath had in his...

  • PJ Library families snuggle up with Jewish books

    October 23, 2008 | 1:04 am

    Ellianna Brandt, age 3, doesn't get much mail.

    But when her monthly package from PJ Library arrives, she knows just what she is tearing into: A Jewish book that she will enjoy with her mother, Aviva, or her father, Scott, who isn't Jewish.

    The Brandt family of Portland, Ore., has...

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  • Briefs: Federations take California officials to Israel, gratitude, book fair a success

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Federation Takes Local Pols to Israel

    For most, it was a first visit to Israel; for Assemblyman Mike Feuer, it was a return after 22 years to the Jewish state. But for each of the seven state assemblymembers who have just returned from a legislators' mission led by The Jewish...

  • Reading Something Into Some Books

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    At 14, I had never read a book outside of school assignments -- certainly not for pleasure. I was more of a comic book kid. My parents were concerned and even asked one of my friends to talk to me. I just wasn't interested.

    But I liked hanging out at Marboro books in Manhattan....

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