Thursday, December 8, 2016 Kislev 8, 5777
... and of disillusionment for both blacks and whites in the late '60s
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In his new book, Nothing Like Sunshine , Ben Kamin has attempted -- and for the most part, succeeded -- in relating what it felt like to be a committed left-wing Jewish teenager at the time of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, and how the dream of racial harmony seemed to crumble in a matter of hours for so...
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You can tell where Rabbi David Aaron's coming from, as we '60s kids liked to say, just by looking at the titles of his books: Endless Light, Seeing God, The Secret Life of God, Inviting God In and Living a Joyous Life . Add in the fact that Aaron is the founder and dean of Isralight, which his publisher describes...
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I remember when Michael Arlen's book Living-Room War was published in 1969, and how the title resonated with our lives back then. Arlen was the television critic for The New Yorker , and his title and the majority of the pieces included in the work discussed how Vietnam was the first war the United States had ever fought whose daily...
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Daymond John doesn't have a tiger in his tank ... more like a shark
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He brandishes the concept of branding like an Excalibur of excellence, unsheathing an unbelievable track record in business that has had competition kneeling, caught in a benighted comparison. King Arthur of the artful advertiser? This is one business behemoth you want around any table: advising, admonishing, suggesting -- winning. Daymond John's résumé resumes with a powerful announcement after a lull...
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A volume of poems that examines this question, and a host of related ones
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Turtle Point Press, which I discussed at considerable length in this space several years ago, continues to be a plucky independent publishing venture, one that proceeds at its own pace, follows its own quirky vision and always manages to surprise alert readers with the titles it puts out. Turtle Point is a remarkably small operation run out of a one-room...
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