Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775
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Gold, who has written an acclaimed biography of the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, has a special connection to Appelfeld, who has long been considered one of the significant chroniclers of the Holocaust experience.
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This year's "One Book One Jewish Community" selection is NBC special correspondent Martin Fletcher's first novel, The List. The story begins at the close of World War II in London, where the main characters, Georg and Edith, a young married Jewish couple, have found refuge from Nazi Europe. They are eagerly expecting their first child. Still, all is not tranquil...
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The Jewish Publication Society has distributed thousands of volumes since its 19th century beginnings, but these days it's writing a new chapter of its own history -- hoping that it's not the final one. JPS is about to turn over a major aspect of its publishing process to the University of Nebraska Press, which as of Jan. 1 will assume...
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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
Is the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society one of Philadelphia's best-kept secrets? Although the organization has helped countless struggling women, it doesn't advertise, choosing instead to quietly send personal letters to potential donors. Now, more than 19 decades after the organization was founded, a new generation of parents and children throughout the country are being exposed to the group's work through...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES It was said of Agnes Lewis, the self-taught Scottish scholar of Middle Eastern languages and cultures, and her equally learned twin sister, Margaret Gibson, that they hurried down a street or hallway "like ships in full sail." They looked much alike -- same rounded frame, thick lips, hawkish eyes. Both, it is said, were vain about their "dainty...
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